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Amish Mennonite; from Michigan; sent to Camp Greenleaf, Private, Sanitary Co. No. 1, Medical Officers Training Corps [also, Prov. Ambulance Co. L., Camp Greenleaf Annex], where he was put head-first into a latrine pit in order to get him to put on his uniform etc.; was put in guardhouse for refusing to work and wear uniform; court-martialed at Camp Forrest on June 11, 1918 for not obeying order to do fatigue duty on May 15; sentenced to 10 years of hard labor at Ft. Leavenworth; stayed in guardhouse from May 15 to Sept. 17 when he was transferred to Leavenworth; worked on farms while in prison; after 2 months at Ft. Leavenworth, was released and sent to Ft. Dodge [Custer?] (IA); discharged Jan. 27, 1919; was 25 years old at the time of his court-martial; courts-martial trial #119490.