Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
This is to certify that* Robert E. Schalles **5529 Private Ambulance Co. #1. The United State Army, as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby honorably discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of *^Circular 252 W.D. 1919.
Said Robert E. Schalles was born in Cortez, in the state of Colorado. When enlisted he was 24 2/12 years of age and by occupation a farmer. He had blue eyes, dark brown hair, ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet 10 1/2 inches in height.
Given under my hand at Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming, this 24th day of August, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Form No. 525 A.G.O.
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Name: Robert E. Schalles Grade: Private
Enlisted, or Inducted, July 10, 1917, at Albuquerque, New Mexico
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: Toulon-Troyon, March 15 – May 13; Aisne [Third Battle of the Aisne], May 31 – June 3; Château-Thierry, June 4 – July 14; Aisne-Marne July 18 – 22; Marbache, August 9 – 22; Saint Mihiel, September 12 – 16; Meuse-Argonne, October 2 – 3; A.O. [Army of Occupation] Germany, December 27 – July 17;
Knowledge of any vocation: Farmer
Wounds received in service: St. E. October 3, 1918 [in my grandfather’s letter, January 1, 1919, he says the date is October 4th, 1918] at Blanc Maret[? The dates coincide with the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, October 3 – 27, 1918]. Presented with Croix de Guerre, April 7, 1919.
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed: July 24, 1917
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: September 5, 1917
Married or single: Single
Remarks: Service: Honest and faithful. No A.W.O.L or absence under G.O. 31 W.D. 1912 and G.O. 45 W.D. 1914.
Entitled to travel pay to: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Signature of Soldier: Robert E. Schalles [signature]
C.R. Farmer [signature]
Commanding 1st Lieut. A.G.D.
$60.00 BONUS, “Section 1406 of the Revenue Act of 1918, approved February 24, 1919.” PAID.
FORT D.A. RUSSELL, WYO AUG 29, 1919
PAID IN FULL $335.71
Basil. G. Squier, Major O.M.C.[?]
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