IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Otto L. Severson

Private Medical Department
Director of Compensation Claim Paid Aug 1, 1923,  Amount Paid $156.00    Kansas veteran Compensation Board.
Kansas Veterans Compensation Applied for .. Claim number 2351


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     Te. S.G.O. Dec. 24, 1918


Said    Otto L. Severson was born in    Randall
in the State of    Kansas When enlisted he was    23 11/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Gray  eyes,     Brown  hair,  Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  8 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    M.O.T.C. Ft. Riley, Kansas

This    5th   day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

Office of the Headquartermaster    
Financial Branch Fort Riley Kansas, W. Pepes  
Feb. 5, 1919  Paid in Full  $8.82 Colonel M.C. U. S. A.  
H.B. Cory, Captain, Q.M.   Commanding.
Washington D.C.  Apr. 23, 1919  Paid $60.00 under Act of Congress, approved February 24th, 1919.   C. E. Gray, Major, Q.M. Corps




Name    Otto L. Severson      3472753 Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept 3rd    1918, at  Mankato, Kansas
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 qualified

Horsemanship     None

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    Sept. 4, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      Sept. 4, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under A. W. 107,  No L.L.  Allotment. Served in Casuals from Sept. 3, 1918 to Oct. 8, 1918. Prov.  A.C.  "B" Oct. 8, 1918 to Dec. 21, 1918.  Casuals from Dec. 21, 1918 to Feb. 5, 1919.  31/12     45/14.

Entitled to travel pay to Mankato, Kansas



(Signature of Soldier)     Otto L. Severson
True extract certified by me   Geo. W. Cook
A. R. Kingsley   Lieut. Colonel  M.C. U.S.A
C.R.T.& P.R.R.   Commanding  Casual Detachment

B   Feb 5, 1919   B

Manhattan, Kans.    
Transportation Issued    
Filed for Record this  11th day of  June, 1941    

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond