enlistment document help, pls

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enlistment document help, pls

Postby dmt1955 » 29 Jun 2015, 14:18

http://s8.postimg.org/ibeyrdwdx/antonio_purcaro.jpg

i would appreciate a translation for this enlistment document. Google translates it as:
"6* infantry n*660 reformed in special show for deformities in the joint of the left elbow."

thanks so much,
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Re: enlistment document help, pls

Postby erudita74 » 29 Jun 2015, 17:40

Donna
I think the word "riformato" in this document refers to a military discharge or that he was declared unfit after an inspection determined he had deformities in the joint of the left elbow.

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Re: enlistment document help, pls

Postby dmt1955 » 30 Jun 2015, 01:45

thanks for clarifying, erudita.

am i correct in assuming that during a medical exam at the time of enlistment, he was discharged...as opposed to serving in the military then being discharged.

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Re: enlistment document help, pls

Postby erudita74 » 30 Jun 2015, 05:14

My understanding is that, after the required medical exam(s), he was deemed unfit for military service due to his deformity. So he was rejected for medical reasons, and thus excused from the required military service, but I'm not sure if he was then technically "discharged," since he was never deemed fit to serve in the first place.
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Re: enlistment document help, pls

Postby dmt1955 » 30 Jun 2015, 13:51

thank you so very much. this is the first piece of personal information i have on my ggf other than his birth & death records.

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