''World War One Honorable Discharge paper''

The document featured is an original Honorable Discharge Paper in very good condition. This document is framed in a wooden frame that shows both sides of the document. The paper was given to George M. Colburn, who served with Machine Gun Company, 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Division.

GEORGE MELVIN COLBURN was born on March 4, 1896 in Washington, Pennsylvania to James T. and Ida M. (Curtis) Colburn. George M. Colburn (#3167605) 20 years old at that time, enlisted on May 28, 1918 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

He went overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) from July 13, 1918 till January 31, 1919 where he reached the rank of Sergeant on July 16, 1918. He was assigned to the Machine Gun Company of the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division until he received his honorably discharge on February 15, 1919 at Camp Dix, New York.

The 1920 Federal Census listed him as a draughtsman in Steel works and not maried at that time. George Colburn later married Lenora Irene Kemerer (1905 - .....). They had one daughter, Judith Colburn (1940 - 1972)

United States World War II Draft Registration Card 1942, referred to as the "old man's registration", conducted on 27 April 1942, for men born on or between 28 April, 1877 and 16 February, 1897 (age 45-64).

George Colburn died on January 26, 1976 in Polk County, Florida.

330th INFANTRY REGIMENT - Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 330th Infantry and assigned to the 83d Division. Organized 30 August 1917 at Camp Sherman, northwest of Chillicothe, Ohio where basic training of the new recruits was conducted. Demobilized 13 February - 10 April 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio.