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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Otto Smothers Filed: August 28, 1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Otto Smothers

#1,016,941  Crp. Troop "L" 16th Cavalry


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    Per. Cir. 77 W. D. of Nov. 21st 1918 and Dependent relatives; Letter H. S. D. of 7/24/19


Said   Otto Smothers was born in    Edgewood
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  25 3/12 years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

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

      Given under my hand at    Camp San Benito, Texas

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

    Frank L. Whittaker  
    Major 16th Cavalry U.S.A.  




Name   Otto Smothers Grade   Corp.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   December 14th,   1917, at  Ft. Logan, Colorado
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     M.M. 3/13/19 Per R/G/A/ #4 of 7/11/19

Horsemanship     Good

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  None

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [triple] 2/5/18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed ----------------------  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Very Good


No A. W. O. L.   Entitled to Bonus of Sixty Dollars ($60.00)
Entitled to travel pay at five cents ($.05) per mile to Dubuque, Iowa, (actual Bona fide home as supported by affidavite).
Troop "L" 16th Cavalry from 1/9/18 to 7/31/19.
  (Signature of Soldier) Otto Smothers
    J. P. Catte
    1st Lieut. 16th Cavalry U.S.A.
    Commanding Troop "L"




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond