Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Leaders in War Work, Photo 5B, Minneapolis, MN.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Sergeant Erving A. Dresser became the president of the YMCA Committee for Prisoners' Welfare at the German prison camp at Rastatt during the First World War. Before his capture by the Germans, Sergeant Dresser served as a corpsman in the American Expeditionary Force. Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Leaders in War Work, Photo 5B, Minneapolis, MN.