IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Naval Discharge



Filed  December 31, 1920 at 4:30 o'clock P. M.

Freda Katschkowsky           Recorder.

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              This is to Certify, That N0. 1635051 Dee Wells, a Elec. 2nd cl. (g) as a "Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience,"  is Honorably Discharge from the U.S.S. Arizona and from the Naval Service of the United States this 22nd day of July 1920.


Now according to the provisions of Section 1573 (as amended by Act of Congress approved August 22, 1912) of the Revised Statutes, if within four months from this date the said Dee Wells shall present this, his Honorable Discharge, at any United States Naval Rendezvous, and is found physically qualified, and shall reenlist for four years, then he shall be entitled to pay during the said four months equal to which he would have been entitled had he been employed in actual service.


Upon reenlistment, and the surrender of this Discharge, should he so desire, he will receive a Continuous Service Certificate, showing his service and honorable discharge, and shall receive an addition of one dollar and thirty-six cents per month to the pay of the rating in which he enlists or to which he may be promoted.
  W.W. Phelps, Captain, U.S.N.
  Commanding   U.S.S. Arizona
Rating best qualified to fill  
Electrician 2nd Class (g)  


Enlistment Record.

Scale of marks: 0. Bad; 1, Indifferent; 2, Fair; 3, Good; 4, Very Good 5, Excellent
Name: Dee Wells Rate:  App. Sea. Enrolled: May 16, 1917
at  Des Moines  for D.O.W. years Previous naval service:  3 1/2 years;

Previous Naval Reserve Service  years;

Served apprenticeship Gun Captain certificate:
Certificate graduation P. O. School: Seaman Gunner: Trade:  Operator
Citizenship, U.S. Rating held during enrollment:   App Sea 2c, E3c, E2c
Proficiency: 3.14 Special qualifications: Mechanical ability: 3.14
Knowledge of marine machinery: ALM 3.12 Sobriety: 4.0
Knowledge of electrical machinery and appliances: 3.10 Obedience: 4.0
Average standing for term of enlistment: 3.42  
  H. Delano, U.S.N.
  Commander, and Executive Officer



(to be made after careful examination at date of discharge)

Where born: North McGregor, Iowa Date: 29 July 1896 Age: 23 years  11 months
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight:   126 lbs. Eyes: Brown   Hair: Light Brown
Complexion: ruddy      
Personal characteristics, marks, etc.: D.s.1/2" d.r. knee; P.m.1. chest; S .1. index; P.m.r. shoulder; S. 1/4" 1 shoulder; S. 1/2" lumbar region; S1. spinal curvature.
Percentage of time on sick list during enlistment, 1919: 458-3.   3/1162
Is ... physically qualified for reenlistment.
J. B. Moors, Commander, M.C., U.S.N.


I hereby certify that the above named Dee Wells has been paid One Hundred Seventy-eight dollars Fifty-one cents ($178.51) in full to date. Pay per month at date of discharge, $79.00, July 22, 1920.
  J. F. Howard  
  J. F. Howard, Pay Clerk, U.S.N.  
for W.W. Lamar  
  Lt. Comdr. Supply Corps, U.S.N.  


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond