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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Waldemar Handke

#4006175  Pvt. Casual Det. 248 (163 D. B.) Last  assg.  Co. "I" 147 Inf. Infantry



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. 15-1918. Ltr. A. G. Nov. 30--1918.


Said    Waldemsr Handke was born in    Guttenberg
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24 11/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  6  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    28th   day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis C. Crusler  
    Major Signal Corps, U. S. A.  




Name   Waldemar Handke Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 24th     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Farming
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not Rated


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   August 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      August 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  no absence under G. O. 31 or G. O. 45.

Entitled to travel pay

Left United States October 10th-- 1918.  Returned  to United States

February 13th, 1919


  (Signature of Soldier) Waldemar M. Handke
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   Palmer W. Sheldon
    April 10, 1919   Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
Paid in Full  Including    Commanding  Cas Rec. Co.
Bonus $83.00    

A. A. Padmore

Capt. Quartermaster, U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this  25th day of  February, 19 36    

Verna M. Connor


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond