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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Joseph L. McTaggart Filed:  July 1, 1920

      Freda Katschkowsky        County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Joseph L. McTaggart

#2139397 Private  Company F, 55th Engineers   National Army



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     Certificate of Disability -- valvular heart disease per 4th Ind. Hq. 85th Div. 5/18/18


Said    Joseph L. McTaggart was born in     Clayton County
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 2/3     years of age

and by occupation a   farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  dk. brown  hair,     ruddy  complexion, and was       5  feet   7 1/2   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Custer, Michigan

This    21st   day of     May,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen.

    Edmund L. Daley  
    Colonel 55th Engineers N. A.  





Name    Joseph L. McTaggart Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb 25    1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  Co. C. 313th Engr. Camp Dodge, Iowa 2/27/18-3/26/18  Co. F. 55th Engrs Camp Custer, Mich. 3/26/18 - 5/21/18




Noncommissioned officer   No

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     no

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    was farmer before enlistment

Wounds received in service     none

Physical condition when discharged     good  except valvulor heart disease

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     March 16, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  March 16s, 1918  

Married or Single    single

Character  Very Good

Remarks: Examined for tuberculosis and padded.


  (Signature of Soldier) Joseph L. McTaggart
    L. H. Ryan
    Capt. Engr. R. C.
    Commanding  Co F, 55th Engrs




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond