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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

#964824 Cook, Detachment Air Service Flying School


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, Cir. 154 W. D. 1919

Said   Fred I Gratke was born in    Strawberry Point,
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    19     years of age

and by occupation a   carpenter

He had  Blue  eyes,  Brown  hair,   Fair  complexion, and was       5   feet   7  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Langley Field, Hampton, Va.

This    1st   day of     May    one thousand nine hundred and     ninteen

Soldier Reenlisted May 2, 1919 at Langley Fd., Frank W. Cordlane  
Va for period  three years with view service with Major Signal Corp.  
A.E.F. Lt Jones N.May Lean Recruiting officer.  






Name   Fred. I. Gratke Grade   Cook
Enlisted,    Feb. 18    1918, at  St. Paul, Minn.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     No mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       None

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Carpenter            

Wounds received in service    None                 

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    Feb. 18,, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    March 15th 1918  

Married or Single    single

Character  Very good


No absence under Act of Congress April 27/14.
"Jefferson Baracks Mo. Feb. 18/18 to Feb. 23/18, " "S.C. Air S. Rantoal, Ill.
Feb. 28/18 to Aug. 1/18." "Sqd. A. Langley Field, Va. Aug. 2/18 to Nov.
15/18. "Det. A.S.F.S. Nov 16/18 to date."
Soldier entitled to travel pay to St. Paul, Minn.


  (Signature of Soldier) Fred. I. Gratke
    W. W. Cunningham
    1st Lieut. A.S.A.
    Commanding  Det.  A.S.F.S.

Co. Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond