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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ernest Thurn Filed: April 1, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ernest Thurn 

#4006388   Pvt. Det. 669 Dem. Group. Last Assgd Co. I. (326--Inf).


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-- Ltr A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said   Ernest Thurn was born in    Edgewood
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  29 10/12 years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had blue  eyes, brown  hair, dark  complexion, and was five feet seven 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at  Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    8    day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

    Louis Causler  
    Major Sig. Cps. U.S.A.  




Name   Ernest Thurn Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 25    1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not Qualified

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  A. E. F. 

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] Aug. 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Aug. 15, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L. or absence under G. O. 31 or 45, 1914.
Entitled to travel pay.
Left U.S. Sept. 15, 1918. Returned May 29, 1919.
  (Signature of Soldier) Ernest Thurn
    P.D. Meldon
    Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding: Det. 669


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond