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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Kenneth Sparks

#2702748  Pvt. 1 Cl.  Co. 16 4th Bn 163 Depot Brigade National Army


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     Honorably Discharge Tel. Auth. A.G.A. Dec. 3, 1918 


Said    Kenneth Sparks  #2703748 was born in    McGregor
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  Dark  hair,  Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    9th   day of     December,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen.

Washington D. C. Apr 15, 1919 Emil H Griheu  
Paid $60. Under Act of Congress, Major Infantry
approved February 24th, 1919   Commanding.
C.E. Gray, Major Q.M. Corps    




Name    Kenneth Sparks  2703748 Grade   Private  1Cl
Enlisted, or Inducted,   June 25th     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     No Practice
True extract certified by me on May 31st 1922 for the purpose of obtaining a Victory Medal by mail. 
Ewald T. Meyer,  Commander

Horsemanship     No Practice

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Never

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   July 13/18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      July 13/18  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


Service Honest & Faithful.  No AWOL  No absence under G. O. 31 1912  or G. O.    45 1914.

Soldier entitled to travel pay at rate of 3 1/2 cts per mile from place of Discharge to place of Enlistment Local Board Elkader Clayton Co. Iowa Serial #1437  Order #1162


INTER-URBAN RAILWAY Ticket from Camp Dodge to McGregor, Ia.

Form  S.4   No. 4586
Date issued  12-9-1918
H. H. Lavine,  Agent



(Signature of Soldier)      Kenneth Sparks
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   Mark E. Denny
Dec. 9, 1918   Capt. Inf.  U.S.A.
Travel Pay Paid in Full  $7.42   Commanding  Co 16 4th Bn 163 D.B.
A. A. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this  22nd day of  December, 19 41  

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond