IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Harold L. Gilbert

#5290152  Private S A. T. C.  Luther College, Decorah, Iowa



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     Expiration of term of service


Said    Harold L. Gilbert was born in    Ossian
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    19  years of age

and by occupation a   Truck Driver

He had  blue  eyes,     brown  hair,     fair  complexion, and was    5   feet  6  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Decorah, Iowa

This    11st   day of     December,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen.

Washington, D. C. Apr 21, 1919   Harold H. Fisher  
Paid $60 under Act of Congress   1st Lt. Inf. U. S. A.  
approved February 24th, 1919.     Commanding.
C. E. Gray Major, Q. M. Corps.      




Name   Harold L. Gilbert    5290152 Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Oct. 1,    1918, at  Decorah, Iowa
Serving in     first     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none
Noncommissioned officer   no  
Knowledge of any vocation    Truck driver  
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualified



Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed      Oct 27, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      Oct 27, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


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

Entitled to travel pay to Decorah, Iowa


  (Signature of Soldier) Harold L. Gilbert
Chicago, Ill. Dec. 11, 1918   Harold H. Fisher
    Paid in full $5.50   1st Lt. Inf. U. S. A.
P. K. Merry   Commanding  S.A.T.C. Luther College

Major Q. M. C.

Filed for Record this  1st day of  July, 19 41    

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond