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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Harley F. Gossman Filed: December 27, 1922, 19--
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That      Harley F. Gossman

Wagoner, Battery "D", 18th Field Artillery, Regular Army.  


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   convenience of Govt under prov. of G. O. 55 C.S. G. H. O. A. E. F.

Said   Harley F. Gossman was born in    Garnaville
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    ~28~     years of age

and by occupation a  Laborer

He had  Blue  eyes,  brown  hair,  ruddy  complexion, and was  ~5~   feet   ~9~  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Polch, Germany

This    23rd  day of     July    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

Office disbursing Officer      
3rd Division, A. E. F.   Telesphord S. Sneschalk Signature traced by C.F.C Otis
U.S.A.P.O. No. 740   Lt. Col, 18th Field Artillery  





Name   Harley F. Gossman Grade   Wagoner 
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 18  1917, at  Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Serving in     First    enlistment period at date of discharge.  
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  Not rqualified
Horsemanship     ---------------------

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   Champagne Marne Def 7/15 to 7/18/18; Aisne Marne Off. 7/18 to 8/1/18; St. Mihiel Off. 10/12 to 10/16/18. Meuse- Argonne Off. 10/26to 11/11/18.  Army of Occupation 12/1/18 to 7/23/19.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None
Knowledge of any vocation    Lumberman
Wounds received in service    None
Physical condition when discharged     Excellent
Typhoid prophylaxis completed    7/19/17
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    7/19/17
Married or Single    Single Character  Excellent

Battery D, 18th F. A. June 1/17 to July 23/19, Served in France & Germany

No absence under  A. W. 107. Soldier an experienced Truck Driver.  Service Honest and Faithful. No absence under G. O. 45 1914 or G.O. 31 W.D. 1912.

Entitled to travel pay and bonus per G. O. 38, G.H.Q.  A.E.F.

July 31, 1919 (Signature of Soldier) Harley F. Gossman
Paid in Full $182.67 including   Wiley M. Class
$60.00 Bonus G. H. O. 1919   2nd Lieut, 18th Field Artillery
John W. Maybe   Commanding  Btry "D"
Major Q.M.C.    


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond