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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: John H. Pottebaum Filed: February 1, 1921
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     John H. Pottebaum

#4005115 Private Cas. Det. 1128 Demob. Group.   Last Assigned to Co. "C", 60th Inft.


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 Let.  A. G. O. Nov. 30, 1918.

Said   John H. Pottebaum was born in    Luxemburg
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23     years of age

and by occupation a  Farmer

He had  Gray  eyes,  Black  hair,  Fair  complexion, and was  5   feet   6 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    28  day of     July    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen

    C. H. Newby  
    Major Inft., U. S. A.  





Name   John H. Pottebaum Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 26,    1918, at  Dyersville, Iowa
Serving in     First    enlistment period at date of discharge.  
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   None
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  Not Rated
Horsemanship     No Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   A.E.F. Meuse-Argonne Off. Oct. 24 to Nov 11, 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None
Knowledge of any vocation    Farming
Wounds received in service    None
Physical condition when discharged     Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed    [Triple] Aug. 20, 1918
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    Aug. 20, 1918
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. Sept. 19, 1918; Arrived U. S. July 19, 1919

  (Signature of Soldier) John H. Pottebaum
    Walt W. Cooper
    1st Lieut. Inf.
    Commanding  Det. 1128


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond