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Soldier's Discharge Record




Certificate of Honorable


Filed: July 5, 1923   8:00 o'clock A.M. Clara L. Curtis Otis     Recorder For Clayton County

To All Whom it May Concern:

This is to certify, That  Fred J. Rippen #2155681  Private  Co.  "B" 1st Dev. B12. 152nd Depot Brigade was discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of physical disability at Camp Upton, N.Y. on the twenty-eighth day of June 1918, that at the time of discharge there was erroneously issued to him a discharge certificate on Form525, A.G.O., indicating that he had been Honorably Discharged the service. Having surrendered said certificate so issued to him, this certificate is issued in lieu thereof, and by virtue of this certificate he is entitled to be regarded as having been Honorably Discharged the military service as of the date and place aforementioned.     

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,  dark brown  hair,  dark  complexion. He was  5   feet   8 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Washington D. C. this  twenth-ninth  day of     June, 1923

    M. J. O'Brien  
    Adjutant General.  




(The following is a true copy of the soldier's enlistment record as shown by his original discharge certificate.)

Name   Fred J. Rippen #2155681  Character  very good  Inducted,   Feb. 22    1918, at  West Union, Iowa  Serving in First  enlistment period at date of discharge.  Prior service  None   Noncommissioned officer   Never   Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   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. Paid in full $101.19 June 28, 1918, at Camp Upton, N.Y.  Paid $60 bonus April 28, 1919 under Act of Feb. 24, 1919

M. J. O'Brien

Adjutant General



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond