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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Franklin H. Epps

#4oo6168  Pvt  Casual Det. 163rd D. B.   Co."B" 340th M. G. Bn (last assigned)



THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of     Tel. W. D.  Nov. 15, 1918 and lt. A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918.


Said    Franklin H. Epps was born in    Volga City
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    -----------  years of age

and by occupation a   Section Hand

He had  Gray  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Fair  complexion, and was    5   feet  5 1/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    24th   day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Louis Crusler  
    Major Signal Corps, U. S. A.  
True extract certified by me on Febr.22, 1936 for the purpose of obtaining Victory Medal by mail, H. F. Haltmeyer, Pvt. ADJ. American Legion 267




Name    Franklin H. Epps Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 26     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Section Hand
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not Qualified



Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. Ypres. Lys. Off. Nov. 6 to Nov 11, 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [triple]  Aug 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      Aug 15, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31/12     45/14.

              Entitled to travel pay

              Left U. S. Sept. 14, 1918 returned April 14, 1919


    Form A
    Union Station
    April 21, 1919
    Des Moines, Iowa
  (Signature of Soldier) Franklin H. Epps
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   H. R. Williams
aPR. 24, 1919   Capt. Inf.
Paid in Full  Including   Commanding  Cas. Det. 328

Bonus: $86.40

A. D. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster M. C. U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this    2 day of  Feb, 19 32 at 9 A.M.  

Bertha L. Stoops


County Recorder



~ source: Clayton County, Iowa Discharges. LDS microfilm #1516914 Item #6

~transcribed by Constance Diamond