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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: John Raymond Porter Filed: Sept. 13, 1922
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That      John Raymond Porter

#2104360  Sergeant Infantry unassigned. (Last assigned to Mach. Gun, Company 347th Infantry)


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. Auth. W. D. Nov. 15, 1918 and Letter  W. D. Nov. 30, 1918. Convenience of Govt. per letter A. G. O. Nov. 30, 1918. Demobilization

Said   John Raymond Porter was born in    Edgewood
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23     years of age

and by occupation a  Farmer

He had  blue  eyes,  brown  hair,  dark  complexion, and was  5   feet   8 1/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    29th  day of     January    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen

    William E. Per Lee  
    Major Infantry  





Name   John Raymond Porter Grade   Sergeant
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept. 18    1917, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First    enlistment period at date of discharge.  
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Cpl. from pvt. H. S. D. 83 June 2, 18. Sgt. fr. Cpl. R. S. 0138  Nov. 14, 18
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  none
Horsemanship     no test

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   A. E. F. left for France Aug 23, 18 left France for U. S. A. Dec. 24, 18, Arrived Dec. 30, 18. No Record of Battles

Knowledge of any vocation    farmer
Wounds received in service    none
Physical condition when discharged     good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed    [Triple] Oct 31, 17
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    none
Married or Single    single Character  excellent

No A. W. O. L.  No absence from duty under  G. O. 45 1914  No. A. F. D. G. O. 45-14.

Due travel pay to Elkader, Ia., with Co. M. 350th, Inf. Camp Dodge from date of enlistment to Nov. 22, 17, with Co. F. 347th Inf. Crp Pike 11-22-17 to 2-1-18, with Mach. Gun. Co. 347th Inf. 2-1-18tq 1-1st-18. 63rd Co. 16th. Rec. B. M. 162 depot Bg. 1/1/19 to 1/16/19. Transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa, for discharge..

  (Signature of Soldier) John Raymond Porter (Blue Cheveron
    George C. Proud
    Captain Infantry U. S. A.
    Commanding  Co. 10-163 D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond