Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


Page: 340





Filed   May 16, 1921 9:30 A. M.

Clara L. Curtis Otis           Recorder.

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              This is to Certify, That Clarence Riniker, a recruit Co. 52 -- 163 Dept Brigade Army Serial No. 4833145 is hereby Discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of Physical deficiency as per 3rd. Ind dated Sept. 12, 1918, on form 1010 P.M. D. O. giving as reason for discharge: mental deficiency, age 9 years. Group "C".  


Said Clarence Riniker was inducted into the service from the jurisdiction of the Local Board for Elkader Clayton County, Iowa on the fourth day of September, 1918.


While this certificate discharges the person named herein from his present obligation to serve the Army, it does not operate as a permanent bar to his subsequent entrance into the military service. Under Section 5 of the Act of May 18, 1917, all registered persons remain subject to the draft unless exempted or excused as in the Act provided. Therefore, this discharge does not excuse the holder from obedience to the process of Exemption Boards.


Given at Camp Dodge, Iowa, this 12th day of Sept. 1918.


By Order of Colonel Newman

  Julien O. McCarthy  
  1st Lt. A.G. B.  

Asst. Camp Personnel Adj.



Note: -- This form will be used for discharge of aliens and alien enemies and of men rejected on account of physical unfitness, dependency, etc....




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond