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What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: At the end of the session of 1917-1918 of Va Military Institute decided to volunteer + was enthusiastic + happy over the prospect of serving his country. Volunteered along with ten of his classmates, --- was the only one of the ---to get to France---He could have continued at V. M. I. but moved ----do so.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?:

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?:

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?:

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?:

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: Photograph taken in V.M.I. uniform June 19th, morning he left for Paris Island. No photo after joining the service.

Signed at (place): Richmond, Va.

on (date): April 14th

year: 1921

(full name): Powhatan Richardson Dance

(rank): Private First Class

(branch of service): 45 Co. 5th Regt. U.S. Marines 23 Div U.S.A.

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Service Record, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. + one of his comrades who was with him & saw him when he was hit - W.J. Dance (Father)

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