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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Harry J. Schaefer Filed: Oct. 16, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Harry J. Schaefer

#2151669  3rd Class Musician, Headquarters Co., 132nd 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    Convenience of the Government. Circular 106, War Dept. 1918


Said   Harry J. Schaefer was born in    North McGregor
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  23 years of age

and by occupation a   Butcher

He had Brown  eyes, Auburn hair, Fair complexion, and was 5 feet 3 inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Grant, Illinois

This    31st    day of     May,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

    Harry A. Nagle  
    Major Inf. U.S.A.  




Name   Harry J. Schaefer Grade   3rd Cl. Musician
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb. 25,   1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not rated

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  Verdon line, 3rd Corps A.E.F, June 23- Aug. 23, 1918; Verdun Sector Sept. 8-25, 1918; Troyon-Meuse Offensive Somme, Argonne-Meuse Offensive, Sept. 26 - Oct 18, 1918. Army of occupation, Dec. 12, 1918 - April 12, 1919.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Butcher

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed March 13, '18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed March 13, 1918 and March 19, 1919  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


  (Signature of Soldier) Harry J. Schaefer
    John J. Fitzimmons
    1st. Lieut. 161st  D. B.




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond