A-4774, AUGUST 25, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 209

A-4774: Aug 25, 1924

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GRATUITIES - $60 BONUS - ARMY ENLISTED MAN WHERE THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT SHOW THAT A SOLDIER INDUCTED INTO THE SERVICE WAS ACCEPTED AT ANY ARMY CAMP FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE. WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCHARGED ON ACCOUNT OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY. HE IS ENTITLED. WHO WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED THEREFROM. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY HAS REPORTED THAT HE WAS INDUCTED OCTOBER 5. WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OCTOBER 19. IT IS FURTHER REPORTED THAT HE WAS NOT DISCHARGED AS A DRAFTEE BUT WAS ACCEPTED FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY ON REEXAMINATION. CONTEMPLATES THOSE ACTUALLY SERVING IN THE MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES AND AS THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY HAS REPORTED THAT GROESBECK WAS ACCEPTED FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE.

A-4774, AUGUST 25, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 209

GRATUITIES - $60 BONUS - ARMY ENLISTED MAN WHERE THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT SHOW THAT A SOLDIER INDUCTED INTO THE SERVICE WAS ACCEPTED AT ANY ARMY CAMP FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE, BUT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCHARGED ON ACCOUNT OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY, HE IS ENTITLED, UNDER THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1919, 40 STAT. 1151, TO PAYMENT OF THE $60 WAR-SERVICE GRATUITY.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL, AUGUST 25, 1924:

EARL GROESBECK REQUESTED REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. 013152-W, FEBRUARY 11, 1924, WHICH DISALLOWED HIS CLAIM FOR THE $60 WAR-SERVICE GRATUITY, AS PROVIDED BY THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1919, 40 STAT. 1151, TO ALL PERSONS SERVING IN THE MILITARY FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE INTERIM APRIL 6, 1917, TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918, AND WHO WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED THEREFROM.

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY HAS REPORTED THAT HE WAS INDUCTED OCTOBER 5, 1917, BY LOCAL BOARD FOR TROY, N.Y., ASSIGNED TO COMPANY G, THREE HUNDRED AND THIRD INFANTRY, AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OCTOBER 19, 1917, AS A PRIVATE. IT IS FURTHER REPORTED THAT HE WAS NOT DISCHARGED AS A DRAFTEE BUT WAS ACCEPTED FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY ON REEXAMINATION.

AS THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1919, SUPRA, CONTEMPLATES THOSE ACTUALLY SERVING IN THE MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES AND AS THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY HAS REPORTED THAT GROESBECK WAS ACCEPTED FOR FULL MILITARY SERVICE, IT MUST BE CONCLUDED THAT HE ACTUALLY SERVED IN THE MILITARY FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ACT. ACCORDINGLY THE SETTLEMENT IS REVISED AND $60 IS CERTIFIED DUE HIM.

AS THERE IS NO APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THIS CLAIM, IT WILL BE REPORTED TO CONGRESS AS EARLY AS PRACTICABLE AND PAID WHEN FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE BECOME AVAILABLE.