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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: John G. Lestina Filed: January  12, 1921
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     John G. Lestina

#3473186  Private  Medical Corps unassigned (Last Assigned to Headquarters Casual  Detachment  M.C.T.C.



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. Auth. W. D. Nov. 15, 1918,  and letter W. D. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    John G. Lestina was born in    Monona
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    25 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Brown  eyes,  Brown  hair,   Ruddy  complexion, and was       5   feet   9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    12  day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    William E. Per Lee  
    Major Inf.  





Name    John G. Lestina Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   September 2     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 rated

Horsemanship     not rated

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed      September 6, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  September 6, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   v. g. Very Good


No A. W. O. L.; no A. F. D., G. O. 31 or G. O.45-14.  Served with Hqtrs. Cas. Det. M.O. T.C. Ft. Riley, Kan. from date of enlistment to Feb. 5, 1919. Transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa for discharge



  (Signature of Soldier) John G. Lestina
    Rufus Scott
    Captain of Infantry.
    Commanding  Co. 11-163rd  D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond