Grave marker for Frank R. Dasch in
Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon (Upshur county), West Virginia.
Frank enlisted in the Army at Fort
Hayes, Columbus, OH on 28 April 1942.
On 16 October 1942, Pvt Dasch was
transferred from the 507th PIR to Service Company, 508th PIR as a member
of the cadre team.
Dasch was joined in marriage to Carole Yvonne Koon in a ceremony
performed on 14 June 1943 in the 508th Chapel, Camp Mackall, SC by
Chaplain Ignatius P. Maternowski . Witnesses were T/5 George A. Colello,
Service Company, and his wife/
On 18 November 1943, Sgt Dasch was
promoted to SSg.
SSgt Dasch was wounded in action on 7
June 1944 but quickly returned to duty.
On 27 July 1945, SSgt Dasch was listed
as one of 31 ex-POWs sent home early on points system but he was never
listed in the Morning Reports as being captured and he is not listed in
the National Archives POW files.
His military decorations include the
Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device which was awarded
for participation in Normandy assault.