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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Joseph J. Lotza Filed: May 22,  1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Joseph J. Lotza

#2150385  Pvt. 1 cl.  Casual Det. 382, 163 D. B.  last assgd. 140th 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, 1918


Said    Joseph J. Lotza was born in    Monona
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    21 6/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  Light  hair,   Light  complexion, and was       5   feet   5  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    7 day of     May,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major Signal Corps U. S. A.  





Name    Joseph J. Lotza Grade   Pvt. 1st Class
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      A. E. F.  Trenches in Voeges Mts. Argonne Forest

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    Right Theigh by M. G. Bullet Argonne Meuse Drive  9/29/18

Physical condition when discharged     good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   March 14-1918  [triple]


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  ------------  

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. April 25th, 1918.   Arrived U. S. April 28, -1919
  (Signature of Soldier) Joseph J. Lotza
    Bert Lyon
    Capt. of Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. No. 382

163rd D. B.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond