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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Elmer Wilke,   Private Filed: April 9th, 1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Elmer Wilke, Private

Serial No. #2699808  Co. E. Engrs of 20th


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    Expiration of term of service


Said   Elmer Wilke was born in    Clayton County
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  24 3/12 years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had gray  eyes, light hair, light complexion, and was 5 feet 6 inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

This    17th    day of     Dec,    one thousand nine hundred and     Eighteen

    John S. Thompson  
    Major Engrs. U.S.A.  




Name   Elmer Wilke Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 14th,   1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none

Noncommissioned officer   none

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualified

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    farming

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed July 27, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   July 27, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.   no absence from duty under G. O. 45-1914.
Entitled to travel pay to Elkader, Iowa.
  (Signature of Soldier) Elmer Wilke
    Fredin. Imiau (sic)
    Captain Engrs. U.S.A.
    Commanding Co. E, 120 Engrs




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond