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Discharge from the United States Army
This is to Certify,
that: Joseph J. Kluss, a Private of 6th Company of the 338
Machine Gun Battalion
..... as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is
hereby Honorably Discharged from the ...... United States
Army by reason of: Disqualified at physical examination
after acceptance for service by Local Exemption Board per
G.O. 11 Hdqrs. 88 Div. Sept 28, 1917.
Said Joseph J. Kluss was born in Postville in the State
of Iowa. When enlisted he was 30 7/12 years of age, and
by occupation a Brakeman. He had Brown eyes, Red hair,
Ruddy complexion and was 5 feet 11 inches in height.
Given under my hand at Camp Dodge Iowa this 23 day of
October, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.
(signed) Geo [illegible] Major, Infantry U.A., Commanding
Name: Joseph J. Kluss
Enlisted: September 18, 1917 at Waukon, Iowa for period
of War years
Serving in First enlistment period at date of discharge
Prior service: None
Noncommissioned officer: Never
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: No practice
Horsemanship: No practice
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: None
Knowledge of any vocation: Brakeman
Wounds received in service: None
Physical condition when discharged: Poor, Mitral Stenosis
Typhoid prophylaxis completed: Not administered
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: ----
Married or Single: Single
Character: I certify that this man's character is
Remarks: No unauthorized absence over 24 hours. No
absence under G.O. 45 W.D. 1914.
(Signature of Soldier) Joseph J. Kluss
(Signed) William H. Huntenberg, Captain, Infantry,
U.S.R., Commanding 6 Co. 33 & M.G.B.
Filed for Record this 25th day of March, 1919
Handwritten notations on the document:
Is not recommended for reenlistment.
Camp Dodge Iowa Oct 23, 1917, paid in full $23.00;
[illegible], Capt. Quartermaster, U.S.R.