This collection contains correspondence written by several authors to the Schwanke family during the First World War. Much
of the correspondence is from or concerning Army Private Charles Schwanke, who served with the 104th Infantry Regiment of
the 26th Infantry Division.
Charles Schwanke was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 27, 1889. Schwanke was 27 when he filled out his draft registration
card for World War I. Records show that Schwanke served with Company K of the 104th Infantry in France. He sailed home from
Brest, France on the USS Mount Vernon in March of 1919 and arrived in Boston on April 4, 1919.
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