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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Fred J. Rippen Filed: May 29, 1923
  Clara L. Curtis Otis       County Recorder.

         by Hazel E. Dohser Deputy County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That      Fred J. Rippen

#2155681  Private  Co.  "B" 1st Dev. B12. 152nd Depot Brigade 


THE UNITED STATES National ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of   General physical unfitness, Ankylosis,  Index RT finger Par. 41. .S O. 112 Cantonment. Headquarters Camp Upton, N.Y. June 20, 1918.

Said   Fred J. Rippen was born in    Monticello
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    30 5/12     years of age

and by occupation a  farmer

He had  brown  eyes,  D. Brown  hair,  Dark  complexion, and was  5   feet   8 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Upton, N.Y.

This    28th  day of     JuNE    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen

    William H. Draper Jr.  
    Major Inf, N. A.  





Name   Fred J. Rippen Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb. 22    1918, at  West Union, Iowa
Serving in     First    enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  Not Rated
Horsemanship     No Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   None

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None
Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer
Wounds received in service    None
Physical condition when discharged     General physical unfitness
Typhoid prophylaxis completed    Mar. 19, 1918
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    Mar. 19, 1918
Married or Single    Single

Character  very good


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under  A. W. #101

(Signature of Soldier) Fred J. Rippen
Geo. R. Wells
Capt. Inf. R. C.
Commanding  Co.  "B" 1st Dev. B12. 152nd Depot Brigade 

Camp Upton, N.Y.




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond