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Soldier's Discharge Record



Filed      Aug. 15, 1923 

Clara L. Curtis Otis          Recorder.


Certificate of Furlough


This is to Certify, That Emil P. Wessel (815341) Q.M. Sgt. Q.M.C. Alcatraz, Cal., Regular Army, having completed 3 years of Honest and Faithful Service is hereby furloughed to the Regular Army Reserve of the United States by reason of Expiration of Term of Service, per. Cir. No. 77/W.D. 1918 (to resume industrial occupation).



          Said Emil P. Wessel was born in the state of Iowa. When enlisted he was 22-4 years of age and by occupation a Student. He had Lt. Brown eyes, Dk. Brown hair, ruddy complexionand, and was feet 1 inches in height


Given under my hand at Alcatraz, Calif., this 15th day of December, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.

  R. D. Johnson  
  Lt.  Colonel, F. A. Commanding


Enlistment Record


Enlisted Dec. 16, 1916 at Sioux City, Iowa. Serving First enlistment period at date of furlough to the Regular Army Reserve. Prior service: None; Noncommissioned officer: Corp. 7/5/17 Q.M. Sgt 5/27/18; Horsemanship: Not Mounted: Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: None; Entitled to Victory MedalKnowledge of any vocation: School Teacher. Wounds received in service: None; Physical condition when furloughed to the Regular Army Reserve: Good; Typhoid prophylaxis completed: January 4, 1917; Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: September 1, 1917; Married or Single: Single; Character: excellent.



Service Honest and Faithful. 

No absence from duty under 107th A.W.; Entitled to travel pay.

  William D. Potter  
  Captain Q.M. Corps
    Det. Q.M. Corps.


Current enlistment  12/16/16 Inf. 1/5/17  Q.M.C. to date of Fur. to Res.


Entitled to purchase ticket at reduced rates to Edgewood, Ia., on account of furlough to Regular Army Reserve.


W.D. Potter, Capt. Q.M.C.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond