Kierstead, Edgar, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1919-1919, 00-0000, USS Zeppelin (4042)
Service Years
1917 - 1919
Seaman Second Class

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Brent Lundgren, MM2 to remember Kierstead, Edgar (Eddie), SN2C.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Mapleton, Maine
Last Address
Originally from Caribou, later from Mapleton

Date of Passing
Jan 28, 1955
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Last Known Activity
Inspector for the Maine Department of Agriculture (retired)
Other Comments:
Edgar Kierstead was my grandfather, he died of a brain hemmorage when I was 1.

Before the war my grandfather was a farmer.  My great grandfather, Frederick, was injured on the farm in May of 1918 and requested an early discharge from the Navy for Edgar.  Commanding officers had final release authority.  Since the war was still in progress, a discharge was unlikely.  His enlistment end date was Dec. 14, 1921.

They tried for an early discharge again in January 1919 after the war ended.

The Navy priority for early release were:

1.   Men with dependents

2.   Men seeking release to complete their education

3.   Men who are in need in industry

Edgar was discharged honorably on June 1st , 1919
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  1918-1919, 00-0000, USS Chester (CL-1)
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  1917-1918 World War I
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