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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Mellien V. Loftsgard Filed: December 19, 1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Mellien V. Loftsgard

#4006359   Pvt Casual Det. 210 163rd D. B. Co. F, 5th Inf. Regt. (last assigned)


THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES ARMY by reason of    Tel. W. D.  Nov. 15, 1918 an Ltr. A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said   Mellien V. Loftsgard was born in    Inwood
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    26 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Mechanic

He had  Blue eyes,  Brown  hair, Fair  complexion, and was   5   feet   6 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    5th   day of     April ,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler,  
    Major Signal Corps, U.S.A.  





Name   Mellien V. Loftsgard Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 25th     1919, 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       A.E.F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Mechanic

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] Aug. 15th 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Aug. 15th 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L. no absence under G. O. 31/G. O. 45
Entitled to Travel pay
Left U. S. for France .............   Arrived to U.S. ................


  (Signature of Soldier) Mellien V. Loftsgard
    William M. Johnson
    Captain Infantry.
    Commanding  Casual Det. No. 210

163 D. B.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond