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Allamakee co. Iowa
World War I
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
Carl F. Meierkord

~Page 7, No. 495
Soldier's Form

Honorable Discharge from the United States Army

This is to Certify, that: Carl F. Meierkord #625443 Corporal Hdq Co. 57 Art. C.A.C.
The United States Army, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of: For the convenience of the Gov. per form 16 S.O. 28 Hdq Camp Grant, Ill., Jan. 28, 1919.

Said Carl F. Meierkord was born in Waukon in the State of Iowa. When enlisted he was 24 10/12 years of age, and by occupation a Bookkeeper. He had Blue eyes, Light Brown hair, Fair complexion and was 5 feet 9 inches in height.
Given under my hand at Camp Grant, Ill. this first day of February, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
(signed) H.W. Baslty, Major Inf U.S.A., Commanding


Name: Carl F. Meierkord
Grade: Corporal
Enlisted: Nov. 8, 1817 at Jefferson Brks, Mo.
Serving in First enlistment period at date of discharge
Prior service: None
Noncommissioned officer: Appointed Corporal S.O. 38 Hdq 57 Art. C.A.C. July 22, 1918
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: Not qualified
Horsemanship: Not mounted
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: St. Mihiel Sept 12-13, 1918; Argonne offensive Sept 25 to Nov. 11, 1918
Knowledge of any vocation: Book keeper
Wounds received in service: None
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed: Feb 12, 1918
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: Feb 12, 1918
Married or Single: Single
Character: Excellent
Remarks: Service honest and faithful. Entitled to travel pay to Dubuque, Ia. Left U.S. for overseas service May 10, 1918, arrived Brest May 23, 1918. Arrived U.S.A. Jan. 14, 1919.

(Signature of Soldier)
Carl F. Meierkord
(Signed) Ralph D. Harmon, 2nd Lieut. Inf. U.S.A., Commanding 3rd Co., Discharge Imot
Filed for Record this 17th day of March, 1919

Handwritten notations on the document:
Transportation issued, Illinois Central, Feb 1, 1919, Rockford, Ill. C.G.
Camp Grant, Ill., paid in full $39.73; Alex. C. McKelvey, Capt. Q.M. Corps; D.. Eloiderr, 2nd Lieut. Q.M.C.


~source: Soldiers' and sailors' discharge record, 1917-1949; FHL US/CAN Film 1480794 Item 4
~transcribed by S. Ferrall for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb from scanned records contributed by Constance Diamond, coordinator of the Iowa Special Project, Iowa in the Great War


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