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Soldier's Discharge Record






To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     William J. Pesek

#2158822   Pvt. Casual Det. #516-163 D. B. Last Assigned Co. "E"  307 Engrs.


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. Tele Nov.15-18, letter A. G. A.  Nov. 30-18.


Said    William J. Pesek was born in    Ft. Atkinson
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 9/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Carpenter

He had  Brown  eyes, Brown  hair,  Dark  complexion, and was    -   feet  11 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

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

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




Name   William J. Pesek Grade   Pvt.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept 18th    1917, at  Cresco, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Carpenter
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  Not Qualified

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   A. E. F.; Toul Sector, June 29 to Aug 7th, 1918; Marbache Sector, Aug 18th to Sept 11th, 1918. St. Mihiel Off. Sept 12-16, 1918; Meuse Argonne Off Sept 26th to Nov 11th, 1918. 

Wounds received in service    Bullet wound is given Oct 25th, 1918

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     October 18th, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   Oct 18th, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


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

Entitled to travel pay

Left U. S. May 19th, 1918    Arrived U.S.  May 9th, 1919

INTER-URBAN RAILWAY: Ticket from Camp Dodge to Cresco, Iowa
Form S 3 No 12783
Date Issued May 21st, 1919
H. H. Lavine, Agent


CAMP DODGE, IOWA (Signature of Soldier) William J. Pesek
May 21st  1919   G. E. Jennison
Paid in Full including Bonus $123.10   Capt. Inf.
A. A. Padmore   Commanding  Cas. Det. 516
Capt. Quartermaster, U.S.A.

163rd D. B.

Filed for Record this 28th day of October, 1940 at 2:00 P. M.  
Verna M. O'Connor    

County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond