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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     William C. Horstman

#4006411 Pvt. Casual Det. 1761 Dem. Group  Last  Assg'd  Co. G 9 Inf


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.   AGO Nov. 30, 1918.


Said    William C. Horstman was born in    Volga Township
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    29 11/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,   Light  hair,  Fair  complexion, and was    5   feet  10  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    14th   day of     August,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Louis Crusler  
    Maj Sig Cps, U. S. A.  




Name   William C. Horstman Grade   Pvt
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 25     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     M M June 3, 1919 S. O. 31



Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       AEF Meuse Argonne  Nov 4-11 1918; Dec. 3, 1918 March to the Rhine Army of Occupation 

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  Aug 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   Aug 15, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No AWOL  No Absence GO 31-45, 1914

Entitled to Travel Pay to Garber, Ia.

Left U. S. Sept 7, 1918.  Returned  Aug 1, 1919


  (Signature of Soldier) William C. Horstman
Camp Dodge, Iowa   H. R. Williams
    Aug. 14, 1919   Capt. Inf.
Paid in Full Including Bonus $81.88   Commanding  Cas Det. 126

A. A. Padmore


515 163 D. B.

Filed for Record this  11 day of  December, 19 34    

Verna M. O'Connor


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond