Larry Dean Donbeck
Submitted by: Madonna Jervis Wise community member
Larry Dean Donbeck born around 16 January 1897, Larry Donbeck served in World War 1 with the the United States Navy . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.
Story of Service
Lovely article in local newspaper..."The Delphi Journal," Delphi, Indiana, November 7, 1918
LARRY DONBECK WRITES FROM THE FRONT
Somewhere in France, October 7, 1918
My Dearest Sister,
I must write you now, for it has been so long since I have written to you. I expect you are wondering just what your big brother is doing. Well, he has been very busy for the last three weeks. You see I was in the drive! We drove the Germans away back. They retreated at first without showing much opposition. Many prisoners were taken. We captured a big bunch the first day of the attack. They were mostly older men and boys. It sure looked good as we went into action to pass big lines of these prisoners on their way back to the camp.