Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990
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Texas, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military Discharge
Collection years 1916-1990
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Texas State Library. Archives Division


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Military discharge records for the counties of Anderson, 1919-1947; Austin, 1918-1951; Bastrop, 1917-1943; Caldwell, 1918-1931; Colorado, 1890-1953, index 1919-1993; Ellis, 1919-1941, index 1919-1980; Falls, 1916-1919; Hood, 1918-1919; Llano, 1919-1943; Williamson, 1918-1945, index 1919-1946; and Wise, 1919-1939. More records may be added as they become available.

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  • Born
  • Age
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  • Date and place of discharge
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Rank
  • Military Unit
  • Marital Status

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