While debating the 1922 issue of benefits to be paid to the American veterans of W.W. I (Doughboys), this record of salary and the post-war benefits paid by the other combatant nations was distributed to members of Congress.
The image above dates to the 1930s, when the Great Depression was in full-swing and many veterans were in favor of receiving their compensation immediately rather than waiting until retirement.
An article on this subject can be read HERE...
Click here to read an article about the German veterans of W.W. I.