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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ernest E. Meisner Filed: December 18, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ernest E. Meisner

#2156265,   Bugler,   Cas. Det. 241 163 D. B. Co. "E" 117th Inf.   Last Assid.


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 & Ltr  A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918.


Said   Ernest E. Meisner was born in    Elkader
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 3/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue   eyes,  Dark Brown  hair, Ruddy  complexion, and was   5   feet   8  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    10th    day of     April ,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

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





Name   Ernest E. Meisner Grade   Bugler
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept 18    1917, 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.  Defensive Warfare Ypres Sector Belguim July 17-- Sept. 5th. Hindenburg Line near Bellicourt and Manroy Sept. 29-30th, Poncheaux & Geneva Oct 7--Premont France  Oct 8, 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    Wounded oct. 8, 1918.

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] Oct. 31, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Oct. 31, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.    no absence under G. O. 31 or 45.
Entitled to travel pay
Left U.S. May 11, 1918. Arrived in U.S.  March..... 1919.
  (Signature of Soldier) Ernest E. Meisner
    H. C. Eermilyea
    Captain Inf. U.S.A.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. 241

163rd D. B.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond