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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     John A. Loetz

Pvt  1st Class of Company "L" of the 168th Regiment of Infantry


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     Dependent Relatives Auth. C. Dept Apr 10/17


Said    John A. Loetz was born in    Sioux City
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    18 0/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Glazier's Helper

He had  Brown  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Fair  complexion, and was    five   feet  Six  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Des Moines, Iowa

This    4th   day of     Sept.,    one thousand nine hundred and     Seventeen.

Washington D. C. Apr 26 1919   E. R. Birnett  
Paid $60. under Act of Congress Approved   Colonel of Infantry  
February 24, 1919     Commanding.

C. E. Gray





Name    John A. Loetz Grade   Private  1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   February 28     1916, at  Sioux City, Iowa for six years
Serving in     first     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none
Noncommissioned officer   1st Class Pvt. fr. Pvt. July 15 1917
Knowledge of any vocation    Glazier's Helper
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     None



Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Excellent

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   July 18, 1916


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed        

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent




Is ---- recommended for enlistment (Signature of Soldier) John A. Loetz
Chicago Ill.    Sep. 22 1917   Clifford Powell
Paid in full $11.19   Capt. 168th Inf.
Jno S. Banner   Commanding  Co. "L"
Major Q. M. C. U.S.A.    
Filed for Record this  13th day of  February, 19 42  

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder


By Arline Nieman, Deputy



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond