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Michael L. Wilson Sr., Discharge Papers, 1917 August 5

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National Guard of Virginia and of the state of Virginia On all whom it may concern This is to certify that Michael Lorenzo Wilson Private Battery F 1st Va. F. A. National Guard as a testimonial of honest and faithful service is hereby discharged from the National Guard of the State of Virginia by reason of mustered into Federal Service said Michael Lorenzo Wilson was born in Atlanta, in the State of Georgia. When enlisted he was 20 years of age and by occupation a musician. He had grey eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion and was 5 feet 11 inches in height. Given under my hand at Richmond Va this 5th day of August, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. T M [H?ham] Col 1st Va F. A. Commanding Form Mo. 525-1 A.G.O. (For National Guard.) Ed. July 18-17--400,000

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Insert "National Guard" or "National Guard Reserve" as the case may be. If discharged prior to expiration of service, give number, date, and source of order or description of authority therefor. 3-3966