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Allamakee co. Iowa
World War I
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
George M. Schellhammer

~Page 304, No. 950
Soldier's Form

Honorable Discharge from the United States Army

This is to Certify, that: George M. Schellhammer, #2152428, Pvt 1st Cl., Casual Det #570 Dem Group, Last assigned (Co G 130 Inf.)
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: Tel. W.D. Nov. 15, 1918 Letter A.G.O. Nov. 30, 1918

Said George M. Schellhammer was born in Postville in the State of Iowa. When enlisted he was 24 11/12 years of age, and by occupation a Farmer. He had Blue eyes, Lt. Brown hair, Ruddy complexion and was 5 feet 5 inches in height.
Given under my hand at Camp Dodge Iowa this 29th day of May, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
(signed) Louis Cansler, Major Signal Corps U.S.A., Commanding


Name: George M. Schellhammer
Grade: Private 1st Class
Enlisted or Inducted: Feb 24, 1918 at Waukon, Iowa
Serving in First enlistment period at date of discharge
Prior service: None
Noncommissioned officer: Never
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: Not Dated
Horsemanship: Not mounted
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: A.E.F. Muse Argonne 10/26 to 11/11/1918; Somme 7/20 to 8/6/1918; Army of Occupation 12/12 to 12/17/1918 and 4/1 to 4/12/1919. Decorations None
Knowledge of any vocation: Farmer
Wounds received in service: Gassed Nov 10, 1918 at Marchevile, France
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed: Triple Mar 15, 1918
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: Mar 15, 1918
Married or Single: Single
Character: Excellent
Remarks: No A.W.O.L. No absence under G.O. 31 or G.O. 45 -1914. Entitled to travel pay. Left U.S. May 16, 1918. Arrived in U.S. May 20, 1919.

(Signature of Soldier)
George M. Schellhammer
(Signed) Dennis Delaney, Capt. Inf. U.S.A., Commanding Cas Det 570
Filed for Record this 18th day of June, 1923 (Signed) D.D. Roggensack, Recorder
True extract certified by me on Dec 17, 1921 for the purpose of obtaining Victory Medal by mail (Signed) J.H. Thompson.

Other handwritten notations on the document:
Davenport, Iowa - Issued one silver victory button
Inter Urban Railway ticket from Camp Dodge to Waukon. Form S-3 No. 14282. Date issued 5/29/1919, H.H. Lavine, agent
Camp Dodge Iowa May 29, 1919, paid in full, including bonus $108.11; A.A. Padmore, Capt. Quartermaster, U.S.A.


~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