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Soldier's Discharge Record






"a  true copy of this document made by me on the 16 day of Jan. 1923, for the purpose of securing Illinois bonus.

John G. Dykema Notary Pub.

To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Edwin G. Rishell

#20273  Sergeant   Last Assigned 21st Aero Sqdn Cas. Det 257 163 D. B.


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. Tel Nov.18, 1918, and Letter A. G. A.  Nov. 30, 1918.


Said    Edwin G. Rishell was born in    Fulton
in the State of    Illinois When enlisted he was    18  3/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Chauffeur

He had  Brown eyes, Light  hair,  Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This  15th    day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

True copy made by me April 16, 1929 for the Louis Causler  
purpose of securing a victory button by mail Major Signal Corps. U. S. A.  
M. P. Chapim County Clerk     Commanding.




Name   Edwin G. Rishell  20273 Grade   Sergeant.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Aug 18th     1917, at  Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Serving in     first     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none INTER URBAN RAILWAY
Noncommissioned officer   Sergeant from Nov 2nd 1918 Ticket from Camp Dodge to Davenport
Knowledge of any vocation    Chauffeur Form Sc 1 No 61274
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  not qualified Date issued 4/14 1919

Horsemanship     none

H. H. Lavine  Agent

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions      Served in France

Decorations, Medals, Citations:  None  

Wounds received in service    None


Physical condition when discharged     Good


Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Sept. 3rd, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   [triple] Sept. 3rd, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


Service honest and faithful. No A.W.O.L. Record. No absence under W. D. G. O. W. D. 45 W. D. 1914. Remarks cont'd of the Revenue Act of May 1918 approved Feb. 24th, 1919, 115th Aero Sqd'n to Dec 1st 1917 Casual Det. Garden City, L.I. to Dec. 3rd, 1917, 21 Aero Sqdn to date of discharge.

Left U.S. Jan 4th, 1918.

Entitled to wear two Foreigh Service War Chevrons.

Entitled to travel pay to Davenport, Iowa. Entitled to Sixty ($60.00) Dollars, in addition to all other amounts due him as provided in Section 1406



CAMP DODGE, IOWA (Signature of Soldier) Edwin G. Rishell
Apr. 15  1919   H. R. Williams
Paid in Full including Bonus $114.61   Capt. Inf.. U.S.A.
A. A. Padmore   Commanding  Cas. Det. 267
Filed for Record this 7th day of March, 1942  
Marjorie Downie Lenth    




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond