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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ralph Olmsted Filed: Oct 17, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ralph Olmestead

#2151160,    Pvt.  Cas. Det. 437 163 D. B.  last assgd. Co. D 129th 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, 1918 and Ltr  A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918.


Said   Ralph Olmsted was born in    Monona
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    29 9/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Mechanic

He had  Brown  eyes,  D. Brown  hair, Ruddy  complexion, and was   5   feet   11  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    12th    day of     May ,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen

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





Name   Ralph Olmsted Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb 25   1918, 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. Somme Verdun Argonne Forest

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Mechanic

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] Mch 5, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Mch 5, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.    not absence under G. O. 31 or 45 1914.
Entitled to travel pay.
Left U.S. May 10, 1918. Arrived in U. S.  Jan. 25, 1919.
  (Signature of Soldier) Ralph M. Olmsted
    E. K. Luce
    1st Lt. Inf.
    Commanding Det. 437


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond