IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record




Filed for Record December 14, 1948 at 11:10 A. M.        Majorie Downie Lenth, Recorder



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Verne E. Gustafson

#448769  Private  1/cl  Casual Det. No. 998  Dem. Group  Last Ass'd (Co. 28 Transport 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     Tel. W. D.  Nov. 15-18 and Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30-18.


Said    Verne E. Gustafson was born in    Mason City
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    27 8/12  years of age

and by occupation a   engineer

He had  blue eyes,     brown  hair,     dark  complexion, and was    5   feet  8  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    12th   day of     July,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    /s/   Louis Crusler  
    Major Signal Corps, U. S. A.  




Name    Verne E. Gustafson Grade   Private  1/cl
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 7     1918, at  Mason City, Ia.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation   Railroading
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified



Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [triple]  May 23, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed        

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31 or 45/14.

              Entitled to travel pay

              Left U. S. June 7, 1918    Arrived U. S.  June 27-19


Shirt, Flannel, O. D. Pr. Breeches, Wool, O. D. Pr. Leggins
Belt, Waist x  Overcoat, O. D. Pr. Stockings, 4
Bag, Barrack Pr. Shoes Poncho
Undershirts, 2 Pr. Drawers, 2 x  Pr. Gloves
Hat, Service Cord, Hat Set Ornaments, Collar
Cap. Overseas Helmet, Steel Gas Mask
Set Toilet Aticles    
  Chgo. Dno.  
  /s/ J. F. S.  Nov 17  


  (Signature of Soldier) Verne E. Gustafson
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   /s/  L. C. Drake
Jul. 12, 1919   Capt. Inf.
Paid in Full  Including   Commanding  --------------------

Bonus: $110.37

A. D. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster M. C. U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this    14th day of  December,   19 48  


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond