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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Leo P. McLaughlin Filed:  October 24, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky        County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Leo P. McLaughlin

#1005893 Private 1/cl. Casual Det. #1440 Demo b.. Group. Last assigned to Troop L, 7th Cavalry.



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. 15,1918; Letter A. G. O. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Leo P. McLaughlin was born in     Elkader
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    26 3/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Clerk

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

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    23rd   day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Edw. J. Turgeor  
    Major  Infantry, U. S. A.  





Name    Leo P. McLaughlin Grade   Private 1/cl
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept. 30    1917, at  Gary, Indiana
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     Good

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Engagements at Rancho De Jacques near Cindad, Jaures Mexico and Zaragoa, June 16, 1919.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Clerk

Wounds received in service     None

Physical condition when discharged     good

(Triple) Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Oct. 14, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Oct. 14, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

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

              Entitled to travel pay to Elkader, Iowa.

              Victory Button (bronze) issued.


  (Signature of Soldier) Leo P. McLaughlin
    H. P. Kelly
    Capt. F. F.
    Commanding  Det. 1440




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond