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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Melvin G. Thompson Filed:  March 18, 1919
             McGregor, Iowa

      Freda Katschkowsky        County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Melvin G. Thompson  (633985)

Pvt 1/c Cas. Det. #77, 163 D. B. (Batt. "E" 60th C. H. C.



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. Nov. 15, 1918 and Letter Nov. 30, 1918


Said     Melvin G. Thompson was born in     Madison
in the State of     Wisconsin When enlisted he was    24     years of age

and by occupation a   Clerk

He had  blue  eyes,     brown  hair,     fair  complexion, and was       5  feet    inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    26th  day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    George M. Davies  
    Major Infantry U. S. A.  





Name   Melvin G. Thompson Grade    Private  1/c
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Apr. 26    1917, at  McGregor, Iowa
Serving in  first     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer    Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating   1st class gunner, per S. O. Mar. 28, 1918

Horsemanship  not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions   St. Mihiel offensive, Sept 12 to 15, 1918

                          Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 26 to Nov. 11, 1918.

Knowledge of any vocation   Clerk

Wounds received in service   none

Physical condition when discharged   good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Feb 2, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    Feb 2, 1918  

Married or Single  single

Character  Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. or Absence under G. O. 31 or G. O. 45 W. D.

              Served in Batt E from Aug 20, 1917 to Feb. 19, 1919

              Sailed for France Apr. 23, 1918 and returned to U. S. A. Feb. 4, 1919 

              Service, Honest and faithful, Entitled to travel pay.


  (Signature of Soldier) Melvin G. Thompson
    W. J. Brown
    Capt. Inf., U. S. A.
    Commanding   Co. Det. #77




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond