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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Foster Merritt Filed: April10, 1923
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Foster Merritt

#3224265 Pvt. Cas. Det. 748 Dem group. Last assg'd Co. E. 352 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,  Ltr A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918

Said   Foster Merritt was born in    McGregor
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 10/12     years of age

and by occupation a   fireman

He had  blue  eyes,  dark  hair,  fair  complexion, and was  five   feet   four 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    14th   day of     June    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

    Louis Causler  
    Major Sig. Cps. U. S. A.  




Davenport, Iowa, Issued on this discharge one bronze button



Name   Foster Merritt Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May  27     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Corporal Aug. 5th, 1918, Private Feb. 14, 1919

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     No mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Center Sector Haute Alsace Oct. 12, 1918, Nov. 4, 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Locomotive fireman            

Wounds received in service    None                 

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    June 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    Mch 8, 1918  

Married or Single    Married

Character  Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  or abs. under G. O. 31 or 45 1914

Entitled to travel pay

Left U. S. Aug. 16, 1918.      Returned U. S.  June 1, 1919
  (Signature of Soldier) Foster  Merritt
    Dennis Deloney
    Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding  Casual Det. 748


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond