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Naval Discharge



Filed      February 21st, 1940 at 2:00 o'clock P. M.

Verna M. O'Connor          Recorder.

Reference No.  -------------- Fee:     -----------------



Series C.


              This is to Certify, That Gordon Victor Wells a SEAMAN FIRST CLASS  is HONORABLY DISCHARFED from the U.S.S. Mississippi AT BREMERTON, WASHINGTON and from the Naval Service of the UNITED STATES this Fifth day of January 1940. 


This Certificate is awarded as a testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience.

  E.W. Burrough  
  per R.A. Spruance, Captain,   U. S. N.  



N. Nav. 6 (June, 1931

Enlisted as   APPRENTICE SEAMAN                        7 January 1936

At  Des Moines, Iowa  for Four  years.    Born  12 December 1915 at Marquette, Iowa. Has-- produces satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship qualifications (state dates appointments and certificates issued.)

1 Ratings held:  Apprentice Seaman, Seaman 2 class & Seaman 1st Class Certificates No.  Seaman 1st, Coxswain & Gunners Mate
Special duties for which qualified: Helmsman- Motor Boat Coxswain  
Service (vessels and stations served on, including dates and dates and campaigns and engagements) U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois and United States Ship Mississippi 




Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Weight:   135 lbs. Eyes: Brown    Hair:  Dark Brown
Complexion: ruddy      
Personal characteristics, marks, etc.: ANT: PS forehead; PS lt side chin; VS lt. biceps; PS rt. knee; AMP portion mid. & ring fingers lt. hand
Is physically qualified for discharge. Requires neither treatment nor hospitalization..
  E. Richison  
  Commander (MC) U.S.N.
Monthly Rate of pay when discharged FIFTY FOUR DOLLARS

I hereby certify that the within named man has been furnished travel allowance at the rate of -5- cents per mile from Bremerton, Washington to Dubuque, Iowa and paid $108.75 in full to date of discharge.

Total net service for pay purposes:  -3- years  -11- months -29- days

  Signature of man:   Gordon Victor Wells
    C. F. Palmer
    Ensign (SC) USN
    and Disbursing Officer


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond