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Catalog Number 2004.014.0002
Object Name Discharge, Military
Title Honorable Discharge from The United States Army
Scope & Content Honorable Discharge certificate from The United States Army for Oral A. Guffin with leather holder. Certificate is a mixture of printed and hand written text. Front side of certificate: "Honorable Discharge from The United States Army / TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: / This is to Certify, That Oral A. Guffin 4270520 / Pvt 1st Co 166 Depot Brigade Camp Lewis, Wa. Co. C. 23rd M.G.Bn. Camp Lee, VA 2/13/19 / 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 muster out telegram AGO 11/16/18 / Said Oral A. Guffin was born / in Iowa City, in the State of Iowa / When enlisted he was 21 years of age and by occupation a farmer / He had D. brown eyes, D brown hair, dark complexion, and / was 6 feet 1 1/2 inches in height. / Given under my hand at Camp Lewis, Wash. this / 26 day of February, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen / Ephrata, Wa / Edwin A. Sherman / Major Infantry Commanding." Bottom of page is stamped: "Washington, D.C. MAY 24 1919 / Paid $60 under Act of Congress, approved / February 24th, 1919. / C.E. GRAY, / Major, Q.M. Corps." Back side of certificate contains Oral A. Guffin's Enlistment Record which includes enlisted dates, service, physical condition when discharged, remarks, and signature of soldier. Attached to back of certificate in upper right hand corner appears to be a receipt (#35178) that this Discharge Certificate has been recorded.

Holder is trifold with brown leather exterior and paper interior sewn with brown thread. Interior has "U.S. / ARMY SERVICE/ DISCHARGE / HOLDER", military insignia, and illustration of flag on center panel.
Creator The United States Army
Dates of Creation 02/26/1919-Discharge Certificate was filled out.
02/24/1919-Approved Stamp
05/24/1919-Stamp by Washington, D.C.
Extent of Description 1 paper certificate with leather holder.
Archival History It was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.
Physical characteristics 1 paper certificate with leather holder.
Collection Edwin Ruff Collection
Search Terms Camp Lewis
People Guffin, Oral A.
Ruff, Edwin