IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Fred I. Gratke Filed: March 5, 1921
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Fred I. Gratke

R #964854 Pvt. 1/Cl Spec.  4th cl   Quartermaster Corps.



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    S. C. D. 3rd Ind. 8th Hq. C. A. Dec. 23/20

Said   Fred I Gratke was born in    Strawberry Point,
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    20 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   carpenter

He had  blue  eyes,  blonde  hair,   fair  complexion, and was       5   feet   9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Fitzsimons Gen. Hospital, Denver, Colo.

This    8th   day of     Jan.    one thousand nine hundred and     Twenty-one.

    J. F. Hammen  
    Capt. Med. Adm. Corps,  







Name   Fred. I. Gratke Grade   4th cl; Pvt. 1/cl Spec.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 2nd     1919, at  Langley Fd. Va.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  Det. A. S. F. S. Air Service fr. Feb. 1918, to May 1st, 1919. Discharged as
  as cook, Character Excellent.

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Spec. 4th cl. July 1st, 1920

Horsemanship     No Record

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. France   June 21/19 to May 23/20

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Carpenter            

Wounds received in service    None                 

Physical condition when discharged     Poor

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    March 4th, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    March 4th 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character  Excellent


Entitled to Travel pay; No absence in Violation of  A. W. 107.
Assigned to 32nd Co. Air Service Flying School, Langley, Fd. Va. Repl. Det. June 2/19

Gd. Co. A.B.C. Coblens Lutzel, Germany, Feb 8/20. Trans. to Q.M. Det. A.M. Sub.

Depot Behdorf, Germany, May 1/20 Tran. to Base Hosp. A.F.I.G. Coblens, Germany

May 7/20 Trans to the U.S.A.   S. Princess Matoika, Hoboken N. J.  May 23/20 Trans to U.S.A.G.H. #41 Fox Hills L.I., N.Y., June 11/20 Trans. to Det. Patients O. Reilly Gen. Hosp. Oteen, N.C. Oct 5/20 Trans. To Fitzsimons Gen. Hosp. Denver, Colo. to Date of Discharge.


  (Signature of Soldier) Fred. I. Gratke
U.S.A. Genrl. Hospital No. 21   George Parisean

Denver Colo.

  Major M C 1
paid In Full  Jan. 17, 1921   Commanding  Det.  Patients.
Charles W. Dietz    
Disbursing Quartermaster.    
Filed for Record this  29 day of July 1931    
Bertha L. Stoops    

Co. Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond