IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record



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

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Harley F. Gossman

R- 1042905 Supply Sergeant,  Battery "D", 18th Field Artillery



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    Harley F. Gossman was born in    Garnavillo
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    Camp Pike Arkansas

This    23rd   day of     July,    one thousand nine hundred and     Twenty.

    J. G. Coxetter  
    Major, 18th Field Artillery .  
  Signiture traced. C. L. C. Otis




Name    Harley F. Gossman Grade   Supply Sergeant
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 24     1919, at  Andernack, Germany
Serving in     Less than five years     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  Btry "D" 5th F. A. 5/28/17 to 6/1/17  Btry "D" F. A.

6/1/17 to 7/23/19 Honorably Discharged Character Excellent




Noncommissioned officer   Sergeant.  July 7, 1920

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Army of Occupation Germany 7/24/29 to 8/5/19.  "Bronze Victory Button Issued."

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Lumberman                 

Wounds received in service    None                

Physical condition when discharged     good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed      April 16,1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    July 19-1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character  Excellent


Service Honest and Faithful. No A. W. O. L. or absence from duty under G. O. #31 W. D. 1912 OR G. O. 45 W. D. 1914.  Btry "D". 18th F. A. 7/24/19 to date of discharge.   Sailed from port overseas for U. S. A. Aug 10, 1919 arrived U. S. Aug 18, 1919


  (Signature of Soldier) Harley F. Gossman

July 23 1920

  R. W. Chinger
Headquarters 3rd Division   1st Lieut. 18th Field Artillery

Finance Service

  Commanding  Battery "D"
Paid in full $140.30    
Including 20% increase    
Act approved May 18, 1920    
O. T. Simpson    

Major C. M. C.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond