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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Val William Franks Filed:  October 17, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky      County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Val William Franks

#3224292  Private   Copany "C" Development Battalion No. 1.



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    Physical deficiency per Surgeons Certificate of Disability and 4th Ind. 163 Depot Brigade, October 22, 1918, giving cause for discharge Neuro-Circulatory Asthemia, which Incapacitates by reason of tachy cardia, dizziness and palpitation on exertion rendering him liable to collapse. Discharge by Order of the ---- War Department General Order 45, 1918    


Said    Val William Franks was born in    Garber
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    30 9/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Barber

He had  brown  eyes, black  hair, dark  complexion, and was  five  feet  five and three fourths  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    30th   day of     October,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen.

    Wm. Newman  
    Colonel, Infantry  





Name    Val William Franks Grade   Private, Infantry
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 27     1918, at  Alkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not practice

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Barber

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Physically unfit -- poor

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     ---------------------


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  June 14, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   I certify that this soldier's Character 


is Good.


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31 W. D. 1912 or G. O.  45  W. D.1914

Accepted by Local Board for Elkader, Clayton Co., Iowa. Order No. 370 Serial No.
1010. Disability existed prior to enlistment, not in line of duty.

Soldier entitled to travel pay at rate of 3 1/2 cents per mile to place of enlistment

  (Signature of Soldier) Val William Franks
    William L. Brennan
    Captain Infantry.
    Commanding  Co. C. Dev. Bn. No. 1


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond