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(courtesy LaRae Cox)

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.

Sgt 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.

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