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Catalog Number 1996.51.136I
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
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Regular Army of the United States AND OF THE STATE OF To all whom it may concern: This is to Certify, That James E. Henschel Private 1st Class, Quartermaster Corps Regular Army as a TESTIMONIAL OF HONEST AND FAITHFUL SERVICE, is hereby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the REGULAR ARMY of the UNITED STATES and of the State of by reason To accept a commission as 2nd Lieut. M.T.C. per par. 28, s.o. 299, GHQ AEF, dated [October] 26, 1918. Said James E. Henschel was born in St. Paul, in the State of Minnesota. When enlisted he was 21 5/12 years of age and by occupation a Student. He had Brown eyes, Brown hair, Medium complexion, and was 5 feet 6 inches in height. Given under my hand at Decize, France this 1st day of November, one thousand nine hundred and Eighteen. G. Robinson Colonel M. T. Corps Commanding.

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ENLISTMENT RECORD. Name: James E. Henschel Grade: Pvt. 1/cl. Q.M.C. Enlisted October 1st, 1917, at Jouaignes, France *In the service of the United States, under call of the President, from to 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: German offensive on the Somme, March-April 1918. German offensive on the Aisne, May-June 1918. Knowledge of any vocation: Wounds received in service: None Physical condition when discharged: Good Typhoid prophylaxis completed: June 1917 Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed June 1917 Married or single: Single Character: Excellent Remarks: Service honest and faithful Signature of soldier: H Gisenbart 2nd Lieut. M.T. Corps Commanding HQ. Co. MTC, School No. 1

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 October 26, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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