Charles G. Dawes, 2007
Branch of Service: U.S. Army, Infantry
Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
Military Service: Drafted, March 29, 1944 - November 29, 1945
Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.
0:00 - Drafted from college at Springfield
2:40 - How parents felt about both sons fighting in the war
3:40 - Arrival in France, a replacement, captured by Germans, P.O.W., life in a prison camp, Red Cross parcels, liberated by General Patton
23:10 - Poems he wrote during the war
26:36 - How the war changed him
This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Wagner, SD.