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Re: King, Clennon W
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Dear Valencia,
Hope all is well with you and yours. I did receive the document image you sent via email and did perform some research on it. Here what I came up with.

Description: After magnifying this image many times, I still could make out much of the clear details. What I did do is research other ‘colored’ soldier that were similarly printed. This appears to be a World War One “Record of Service” (Discharge Card). Finally an exhaustive search did produce a better copy of the exact record. The following details are what my eyes could visualize:

“(Surname) King

(Christian Name) Clennon W.

(Army Serial Number) 2,910,750

* Colored.
Residence:

(Town or city) Albany

(County)

(State) GEORGIA

Inducted at Marianna Fla on Sept 26/18

Place of birth: Greenwood Fla

Age or date of birthday: July 2/1891

Organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers:

Aux Rmt Dep 333 to Nov 9/18; F Rmt Sq 366 to disch

Grades with date of appointment: Pvt

Wounds or other injuries received in action: None.

Served 0verseas from no to _______, __________ to _______,

Honorable discharged on demobilization Dec 14/18 ,19____

In view of occupation, he was, on date of discharge, reported 0 per cent disabled.

Remarks: ________________________________________________________________________”

The bottom inscription reads: “Form 724-1, A.G.O., Nov. 22, 1919” *Strike out words not applicable. � Dates of departure from and arrival in the U.S. 3—7832

Attached is better image of the document you sent.

Here is more information regarding the WW1 Discharge Card Research including a few attachments.

Explanation: Aux Rmt Dep is an abbreviation for Auxiliary Remount Depots.
F Rmt Sq is an abbreviation for Field Remount Squadron. AEF stands for the American Expeditionary Forces.
“THE ARMY VETERINARY SERVICE DURING THE GREAT WAR, WW1 “
“US ARMY REMOUNT UNITS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

US QUARTERMASTER CORPS UNDERTAKINGS ON REMOUNTS (HORSES AND MULES)
The Quartermaster Corps was charged with the duty of providing horses and mules for the US Army. This function is known technically as remount, and the buying of horses was in the hands of the remount division.

There were three permanent remount depots in the United States when the war began in April, 1917 one at Front Royal, Virginia, one at Fort Reno, Oklahoma, and one at Fort Keogh, Montana, an auxiliary remount depot at Fort Bliss, Texas, and a purchasing headquarters at Kansas City, Missouri. When it became certain that the Army would need a large number of horses, some of the most celebrated horsemen and riders in the country offered their services as buyers. Some fifty of them were commissioned as captains in the Quartermaster Reserve Corps and sent to the various purchasing headquarters for short training in the proper types of horses and animals required by the Army. These buyers purchased a large number of excellent animals.

In addition to the three existing remount depots there were established 33 additional auxiliary remount depots and two animal embarkation depots. The horses purchased were shipped to the various remount depots and there trained and conditioned for army use. It required a large number of officers and men to care for the remount establishment. Shortly before the armistice was signed there were approximately 400 officers and 19,000 enlisted men in the American remount service. “

“AUXILIARY REMOUNT DEPOT STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WW1”

“AUXILIARY REMOUNT DEPOT NO. 333
Camp Johnston, Florida, 6 commissioned officers 75 enlisted personnel, opened 1-19-1917, Closed 3-10-1919 , Authorized capacity 5000 animals, average animal strength 2000 ,ʺ
“FIELD REMOUNT SQUADRON NO. 366
Organized November 1918 at Camp Joseph E Johnston, Florida. Demobilization December 1919 at Camp Joseph E Johnston, Florida
THE REMOUNT SQUADRONS THAT TOOK PART OF EVERY PHASE OF ANIMAL CARE IN THE A.E.F. AND THEIR ORIGINAL STATION LOCATION
These remount squadrons were organized in the United States, the personnel being composed of men experienced in the handling of animals. Request was made by the A.E.F. to have a number of these remount squadrons sent to France, as outlined but there never were sufficient amounts of them on hand to properly care for the animals. ″
http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/023/23-5/CMH_Pub_23-5.pdf
Sources:
ORDER OF BATTLE OF THE UNITED STATES LAND FORCES IN THE WORLD WAR
“American Expeditionary Forces: General Headquarters Armies, Army Corps
Services of Supply Separate Forces, Volume 1″; published by the CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY,
UNITED STATES ARMY, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1988
Records of United States Regular Army Mobile Units, 1821-1942, (Record Group 391)
1815-1950 published by the National Archives and Records Administration
“Textual Records: …Records of the 301st-304th, 306th, 308th-313th, 315th-318th, 320th, 324th, 325th, 327th, 328th, 330th, 331st, and 333d Auxiliary Remount Depots, 1917-21. ″

Ingrid

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