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Allamakee co. Iowa
World War I
Certificate in Lieu of Erroneously Issued Discharge Certificate
Romeo Olaff

~No. 411

Certificate of Honorable Discharge from the United States Army

U.S. Army to Romeo Olaff
State of Iowa, Allamakee county; Filed for record the 20th day of Feb. A.D. 1936 at 10:00 o'clock A.M., Emmett C. Sullivan, Recorder

To All Whom It May Concern:
This is to Certify, that Romeo Olaff #3,224,253, Private Co. D, Dev. Bn #1, 163rd Depot Brigade was discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of physical disability at Camp Dodge, Iowa, onthe 6th day of Nov. 1918; that at the time of his discharge there was erroneously issued to him a discharge certificate Form 526, A.G.O., whereas he was entitled to receive a discharge certificate on Form 525, A.G.O., indicating that he had been Honorabley Discharged from the service. Having surrendered said certificate so issued to him, this certificate is issued in lieu therof, and by virtue of this certificate he is entitled to be regarded as having been Honorably Discharged the military service as of the date and place aforementioned.

Said Romeo Olaff was born in Lansing, in the State of Iowa. When enlisted he was 26 8/12 years of age. By occupation a Fisherman. He had blue Eyes, brown hair, light complexion. He was 5 feet and 7 1/2 inches in height.
Given under my hand at Washington, D.C., this 8th day of Sept., 1923.
By Authority of the Secretary of War:
(signed) E.M. Landren, Adjutant General

The Following is a True Copy of This Soldier's Enlistment Record
As Shown by His Original Discharge Certificate

Name: Romeo Olaff
Grade: Private
Induced, May 27, 1918 at Waukon, Iowa
Serving in first enlistment period at date of discharge
Prior service: None
Noncommissioned officer: Never
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: None
Knowledge of any vocation: Fisherman
Wounds received in service: None
Physical condition when discharged: Physically unfit - poor
Typhoid prophylaxis: Completed June 16, 1918
Married or single: Single
Character: good
Remarks: this certificate furnished in lieu of Form 526 A.G.O. erroneously issued. Paid in full $7.77 Nov. 6, 1918 at Camp Dodge, Ia. Paid $60.00 July 17, 1919 under Act of Congress approved Feb. 24, 1919. No A.W.O.L, No absence
(signed) E.M. Landrem, Adjutant General


~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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