Dan DeFries, retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army, holds a photo of himself in 1980 as a Captain in the United States Army. (Photo by Charity Maness/FRCH-S)
By Charity Maness
HOT SPRINGS – Danny “Dan” DeFries was born in Springfield, South Dakota in 1953, the middle child of hard working farmers.
“I milked the cows and tended the hogs and chickens,” recalled DeFries, “my brother was older so he drove the tractor.”
After running the old milk separator his...Read more: VETERANS TOWN PROFILE: Lt. Col. Dan DeFries: 20 years of service to our nation