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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Herman John Kruse Filed: Dec. 28, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Herman John Kruse

#2151621  Private Cas. Det. 588  Dem. Group. (Last ass'gd Co. K. 131 Inf)



THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of    Tel. W. D. Nov. 15-18,  Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30-18


Said    Herman John Kruse was born in    Garber
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    21 9/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  Brown  hair,   fair  complexion, and was       5   feet   10  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    31st   day of     May,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major Signal Corps U. S. A.  





Name    Herman John Kruse Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb 25     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Somme Offensives Argonne-Meuse Offensives

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   March 13, '18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  March 13, '18  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31 or G. O.  45, 1914

Entitled to travel pay

Left U. S. May 22- '18.   Returned U. S. May 23, '19
  (Signature of Soldier) Herman J. Kruse
    H. P. Kelly
    Capt. F. A.
    Commanding  #588


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond