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Soldier's Commission


  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Who shall see these presents, greetings:


Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and

abilities of Joseph J. Krepfle A. S. 3436756 I do hereby appoint him Corporal M. T. C. of the Army of the United States, to rank as such from the twenty second day of May one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Corporal by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And I do strictly charge and require all noncommissioned officers and Soldiers under his command to be obedient to his orders as Corporal. And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as he shall receive from his Superior Officers and noncommissioned Officers set over him, according to the rules and discipline of War.


Given under my hand at 461-8 Ave., New York, N. Y. this twenty fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.

  H. J. Gawes  
  Major Motor Transport Corps  

S. O. 142 p. 54 H. P. E. Hobokin N. J. May 22-19



~ source: Clayton County, Iowa Discharges. LDS microfilm #1516914 Item #6

~transcribed by Constance Diamond