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Catalog Number 1996.51.136D
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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July 24, 1917 Hon. Leopold H. Henschel, 1214 Grand Avenue Temple, Kansas City, Mo. My dear Sir: I have your communication of July 19th and have read it very carefully. I feel sure that your son acted in the manner he did thru a misinterpretation, or lack of knowledge of military laws and regulations. Of course, he, as a member of the National Guard, under the existing law, is also in the Federal service, and as such could not enlist in any other organization until he was discharged from the National Guard. In place of taking it for granted that the discharge would be given him, he should have waited until it was actually granted. However, as I said before, I think he acted thru a misinterpretation of the law and not wilfully, and, therefore, he will be granted an honorable discharge for the purpose of enlisting in the Missouri Unit of the American Ambulance Field Service. Your very truly, J.H. McCord The Adjutant General

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Date July 24, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Military discharges
Search Terms American Field Service (AFS)