[Certificate of completion of military training camp at Plattsburgh, NY]
In the summer of 1915 Heidelberger took part in a month-long military training camp at Plattsburgh, New York, which produced
officers for a prospective volunteer army that would augment the regular army. The camp was organized by leaders of the preparedness
movement, a group of career officers and politicians, including former President Theodore Roosevelt and General Leonard Wood,
who sought to mobilize American society for what they expected to be the imminent entry of the United States into World War
I. Note that Heidelberger received a commendation for his skills as a marksman and that Plattsburgh is misspelled, "Plattsburg"
on the certificate.
Item is handwritten.
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1915-08-06 (August 6, 1915)
[United States Army]
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To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: Know Ye, That Michael Heidelberger has attended and successfully completed
the prescribed course of instruction at the Military Instruction Camp held under the auspices of the War Department of the
Untied States at Plattsburg, N.Y. from July Fifth to August Sixth, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen.
Given under my hand at Plattsburg, N.Y., this 6th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen.
Remarks: Conduct during camp. Excellent sharpshooter. With more experience, is good material for 2nd Lieut. Of Volo.