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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Jacob F. Zahn, Jr. Filed: June 27, 1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Jacob F. Zahn, Jr.

#38486 Cook Co. B  Conv. Center (Co. "B" 9th Infantry)


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   per S. C.D. & 4th Ind. Hq., Camp Dodge, Ia. Apr. 8, 1918. Gaving as cause for disability G.S.W.L. Lung Disch by order Secy of war GO 45 WD 1918. Disability occurred L.O.D. not the fault of soldiers own wilful misconduct


Said    Jacob F. Zahn, Jr. was born in    McGregor
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was   18 10/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Student

He had  Blue  eyes,  L. Brown  hair,   Fair  complexion, and was  Five   feet   9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    12   day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Theodore Schultz  
    Colonel Cavalry U. S. A.  
    Convalescent Center Commanding.





Name    Jacob F. Zahn, Jr. Grade   ------------------
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 17     1918, at  Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Never Qualified

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Verdun, Chateau Thierry, Blanc Mont Ridge, Argonne, Amerr. Exped. Forces, France from Sept. 7, 1917 to March 1, 1919

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Student

Wounds received in service    Gassed G.S.W. Left Lung.

Physical condition when discharged     Poor

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  [triple]  July 26, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   I certify that this soldiers character is Excellent. E.S.H.


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31 W. D.  1912 or G. O.  45, 1914.

Served with Co. "B" 9th Infantry from July 17, 1916 to March 1, 1919.

Soldier entitled to travel pay to place of acceptance for enlistment,

Dubuque, Iowa
  (Signature of Soldier) Jacob Zahn
    Emmett S. Harden
    Captain Infantry, U.S.A.
    Commanding  Co. B. C. C.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond