CPS Worker 010227 - Swartley, George Merrill
Birth year: 1919
Denomination: Mennonite Old
Education: BS Goshen; MS Indiana Univ. Music
Original occupation: Inspector
Occupation after CPS: HS music teacher
Drafted from: Souderton , Pennsylvania, United States
Entered CPS: 8 12, 1941
Left CPS: 11 20, 1945
Swartley recalled the following regarding his experience at camp #85:
"Selective Service had honored our request that the Grottoes quartet be allowed to transfer intact to Howard and we continued with our singing activities, in camp services and each week on a local radio station program. A few of us sang in the choir of the oldest Congregational Church in nearby Providence. I also attended the evening classes at Providence Bible Institute."
--Taken from Peace Committee and Seniors for Peace Coordinating Committee of the College Mennonite Church of Goshen, Indiana, “Detour . . . Main Highway”: Our CPS Stories. Nappanee, IN: Evangel Press, 1995, 2000. p57.