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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Louis J. Troester Filed: May 8th, 1919
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Louis J. Troester

#3224213   Private Company "C" Development Battalion No.1


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    Physical deficiency per Surgeon's Certificate of Disability and 4th Ind. 163rd Depot Brigade October 22, 1918 giving as cause for discharge Neuro-Circulatory Asthenia which incapacitates by reason of tachycardia, dizziness and palpitation on exertion rendering him liable to collapse. Discharge by Order of the Secretary of War Par. 7, General Order 45 War Dept. 1918.


Said   Louis J. Troester was born in    Osterdock
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was 22 7/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  blue   eyes,  dark  hair, ruddy  complexion, and was   five   feet   five and one half  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa.

This    30th    day of     October. ,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen

    Wm. Newman  
    Colonel, Infantry  




Name   Louis J. Troester #3224213 Grade   Private, Infantry
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 27,     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     no practice

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  None

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    farming

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Physically unfit--Poor

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] June 15-18


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

Married or Single    Single

Character   I certify that this soldier's character is good.


No A. W. O. L.  or absence under G. O. 31 W. D. 1912 or G. A. O. 45 W. D. 1914.  Accepted by Local Board for Clayton County, Iowa, Order No. 933 Serial No. 1564. Disability existed prior to enlistment, not in line of duty. Soldier entitled to travel pay at rate of 3 1/2 cents per mile to place of enlistment.
Not recommended for (Signature of Soldier) Louis J. Troester
reenlistment   William M. Brennan
Captain Infantry
    Commanding  Co. "C" Dev. Bn. No. 1. No.116


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond