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Fred Dahl

Submitted by: Bill Wetter {Grandson}

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Fred Dahl was born around 1894. Fred Dahl served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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Sgt Fred Dahl was drafted into the Army in 1917 and was trained at Camp Taylor in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

The presence of the Spanish Flu pandemic kept my grandfather from leaving for France, as many young men were dying during that period. Sgt Dahl was assigned to the 41st Division and served as a mechanic in the motor pool. Later became General John J Pershing’s personal chauffeur!

Upon returning home in July, 1919, he opened Dahl’s auto repair shop, using the training he received while in the Army.

My PawPaw was very proud of his military service!


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