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Soldier's Discharge Record



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

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     John E. Sprague

#1414641  Pvt  Cas. Det. 285 163 D. B. Last assigned  330 M. G. Bn.


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    Tel.  W. D. Nov. 15, 1918  Ltr A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


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 five feet four 3/4 inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    17    day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

    Louis Causler  
    Major Signal Corps. U.S.A.  




Name   John E. Sprague Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 13,   1917, at  Manchester, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Cpl. Jan. 16-1918 Pvt. 1st cl. May 1st 1918 Pvt. June 1, 1918

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  Chateau-Thierry, St. Michael Argonne

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    farmer

Wounds received in service    gassed Oct. 16, 1918 Argone

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [tripled] Sept. 13, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Sept. 13, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.   or absence under G. O. 31 or 45.
Entitled to travel pay.
Left U.S. June 29, 1918. Returned  U. S. April 8, 1919.
  (Signature of Soldier) John E. Sprague
    H. C---------------  (Sigs. traced FEK)
    Capt.  Engrs. U. S. A.
    Commanding: Cas. Detach. 285 163 D. B.




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond