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Soldier's Discharge Record






To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Edwin H. Nelson

#2224309   Pvt. 1st Cl    Casual Det. #743  Dem Group (Last assgd Co. c 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    Tele W. D. Nov 15, 1918 and Ltrs A. G. A.  Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Edwin H. Nelson was born in    St. Olaf
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 6/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes, Dark  hair,  Light  complexion, and was    5   feet  10  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This  13th  day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

  Louis Causler  
Des Moines, Ia. Issued on this   Major Signal Corps. U. S. A.  
Discharge one bronze Victory     Commanding.




Name   Edwin H. Nelson     Grade   Pvt   1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 27     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None Ticket from Camp Dodge to
Noncommissioned officer   Corporal October 15, 1918 Ekader, Iowa
Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer Form S  3  No. 18346
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     none Date Issued  6-13 1919

Horsemanship     none

H.H. Lavine, Agent

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   A. E. F. Defensive Center Sector Haute Alsace Oct. 12th to Nov 4th 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:  none  

Wounds received in service    none


Physical condition when discharged     Good


Typhoid prophylaxis completed     June 14, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   June 14, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.    No  absence under  G. O. 31  or G. O.  45 (1914)

Soldier entitled to travel pay

Left U. S. Aug. 16, 1918    Returned to U. S. June 3, 1919



CAMP DODGE, IOWA (Signature of Soldier) Edwin H. Nelson
June 18,  1919   Frank B. Appleby
Paid in Full including Bonus $87.65   1st Lt. of Inf.. U.S.A.
A. A. Padmore   Commanding  Det. 743
Filed for Record this 3rd day of February, 1936  
Verna M. O'Connor    

County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond