Grandpa’s Military Record

In 1919, Grandpa Montgomery enlisted in the Army, claiming to have been born August 26, 1898.  In reality, he was born August 26, 1901 and was only fifteen at the time.

Instrument No. 407443 Honorable Discharge from The United States Army
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

This is to Certify that Lawrence T. Montgomery, #342080. Corporal, Company “K”. second Infantry. THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of Expiration of service per prov. Circ. Co [?] 1, WD 1919 Said Lawrence T. Montgomery was born in Holdrege, in the State of Nebraska. When enlisted he was eighteen years of age and by occupation a Farmer. He had L. Blue eyes, D. Brown hair, Ruddy complexion, and was five feet eleven inches in height. Given under my hand at Camp Dodge Iowa. this 18 day of April, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. W C Bennett Colonel Second Infantry

(on the reverse)

ENLISTMENT RECORD

Name: Lawrence T. Montgomery Grade: Corporal
Enlisted, or April 6, 1917, at Fort Logan Colorado. Serving in first enlistment period at date of discharge. Prior service: none Noncommissioned officer: Corporal Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: M.M. Aug. 4, 1917 [illegible line]

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: none
Knowledge of any vocation: farmer
Wounds received in service: none
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed: April 30, 1917
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: Dec. 8, 1917
Married or single: Single
Character: Excellent
Remarks: Served in Co. K 2nd inf. from April 6, 1917 to April 18, 1919

Signature of soldier: Lawrence T. Montgomery
Camp Dodge, Iowa Apr. 19, 1919 Paid in Full Including Bonus, $188.01
H T Jensen Capt. Second Infantry Commanding Co. “K”

Instrument No. 407444 Honorable Discharge from The United States Army

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

This is to Certify that Lawrence T. Montgomery, A.S.N.R.-342080. Corporal Co. B. 37th Infantry THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of Expiration of term of ServiceSaid Lawrence T. Montgomery was born in Holdrege, in the State of Nebraska. When enlisted he was 20 8/12 years of age and by occupation a Farmer. He had Blue eyes, D. Brown hair, Ruddy complexion, and was five feet eleven inches in height. Given under my hand at Fort McIntosh Texas this 18 day of April, one thousand nine hundred and twenty. Frank L. Winn Colonel 37th Infantry

(on the reverse)

ENLISTMENT RECORD

Name: Lawrence T. Montgomery Grade: Corporal
Enlisted April 19, 1919, at Camp Dodge Iowa. Serving in Second enlistment period at date of discharge. Prior service: Co. K. 2nd Infantry from April 6-1917 to April 18-1919. Noncommissioned officer: Warrant for Corporal continued in force upon [?] (Re-enlistment) Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: Unqualified

Horsemanship: Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: none
Knowledge of any vocation: Moving picture Operator
Wounds received in service: none
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed:
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: Dec. 8, 1917
Married or single: Single
Character: I certify the soldier’s character [illegible]
Remarks: No. A.W.O. [?] G.O. 45. W.D. 1914. Service Honest and Faithful. Entitled to travel pay to Fort Collins, Colo.

Signature of soldier: Lawrence T. Montgomery

Lowell M. Riley Captain 37th Infantry Commanding Hdq. Co.

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