TO ALL WHOM IT
Joseph Banner a
corpora; of the U. S. Marine Corps, who was enlisted at M. B.
Mare Island, Vallejo, Cal.; on the 5th day of August, 1917,
to serve for the period of the war, is hereby
By reason of
expiration of term of enlistment.
Said Joseph Banner
was born April 30, 1896, at Edgewood, Iowa, and when enlisted was
70 3/4 inches high, with brown eyes, brown hair, ruddy
complexion; occupation teamster; citizenship, U. S.
Given under my
hand and delivered at M. B. Quantico, Va. this 13th day of
Paid in full
Captain U. S. M. C., Commanding Marines,
Supply Company, 6th Regiment.
Accepted for enlistment at
Promotions and reductions:
(T. W.) 2/9/18;; Reduced to pvt. 3/3/18, No longer performing
duties for which app; app. Cpl. (T.W.) 4/6/18.
Rifleman Dec. 14, 1917;
Marksman, Jun 12, 1919.
U. S. S.
Von Steuben Feb. 5, 1918 to Feb. 25, 1918. U. S. S. George
Washington July 25, 1919 to Aug. 3, 1919.
Served with Am.
Ex. Forces in France and Germany, Feb. 25, 1919 to July 25, 1919;
Followed retiring German Army thru Belgium and Luxenberg, Nov.
17, 1918, to Nov. 30, 1918.
Wounds received in service:
(Seissons) July 19, 1918.
Battles, engagements, skirmishes,
Am. Ex. Forces Feb
6, 1918 to Aug. 3, 1919. Engaged against the enemy during the
Great World War in the following battles and engagements; Teulan
Sector, Verdum, France, Apr. 1, 1918 to May 13, 1918; Aisne -
Defenseive, France, May 31, 1918 to June 5, 1918; Chateau-Thierry
Sector, France, June 6, 1918 to July 9, 1918; Aisne- Marne
offensive, France July 18, 1918 to July 19, 1918; Marbache
Sector, France, Aug. 9, 1918, to Aug. 16, 1918; St. Michiel
offensive, France, Sept. 12, 1918 to Sept. 16, 1918, Argonne
Offensive, France, Nov. 1, 1918 to Nov. 11, 1918.
Served with Army of Occupation, Germany, Dec. 1, 1918 to July 4,
1919. Served honest and faithful. Recommended for a good conduct
medal. Recommended for reappointment to corporal should he
Mileage paid to
12, 17, 1920
Victory Medal issued this date
S. M. C.
S. St. Paul
station O. I. C.
Fourragers, Miniature and Authorization Card No. 1089 Dec.
15, 1920. J. E. Betts, Captain, U. S. M. C.