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First Dassel Battlefield
Casualty in World War I

The Life and Service of Paul Ferdinand Dille

Senator Stephen E. Dille

In the spring of 1917, Paul Ferdinand Dille was nearing completion of his studies in business at the Minnesota College. Heeding the call to serve, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on the same day he graduated from college, May 25, 1917. He was one of the first to volunteer. His letters home during his basic training and military action reveal both his patriotism and motivation for service. Paul possessed an unselfish commitment to save and protect his family, country, and the world.

After over a year of basic training and preparation, Pvt. Paul F. Dille of the 51st Company, 5th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, landed on June 8, 1918, in Brest, France. He was a member of the American Expeditionary Force, whose contributions stemmed the tide and ultimately resulted in victory for the Allies on November 11, 1918. Tragically, Paul did not live to see this. He was killed in action on July 19, 1918, during the Battle of Soissons, the first Dassel citizen killed in World War I or any other war involving the United States. The Battle of Soissons is considered the turning point of World War I, after which the Germans started their retreat.

This is the story of Paulís life in the context of one of those extraordinary times when those entering military service put the needs of family and country before self. Paul represents just one of millions brave and talented young men and women who did not live to fulfill their potential and dreams.

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