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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: John E. Sprague Filed: Oct. 21, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     John E. Sprague a Private of Co. H. of the First Regiment

of Infantry Iowa National Guard.


THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the National Guard of the UNITED STATES and the State of Iowa by reason of    G.O. #90 W. D. dated July 12, 1917;. 

Said   John E. Sprague was born in    Edgewood
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  18 years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had blue  eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and was 5 feet 4 3/4 inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Fort Des Moines, Ia.

This    Fourth    day of     August,    one thousand nine hundred and     seventeen

    J. E. Bartley  
    Co. 1st Ia. Inf.  




Name   John E. Sprague Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 13,   1917, at  Manchester, Ia.
for six years. In the service of the united states, under call of the President, from May 13, 1917 to Aug 4, 1917.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer  

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     no record practice

Horsemanship     ---------------------

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  7/6/17


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

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


Service Honest and Faithful
  (Signature of Soldier) John E. Sprague
    W. F. Grossman
    Capt.  1st Ia. Inf.
    Commanding: Co. H.




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond