Private First Class Charles D. Dalton was assigned to the 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. When the Division arrived in Marseilles, France on 8 December 1944, it was given additional training at Haguenau. Its three Infantry Regiments were then divided up and placed temporarily with other Divisions until February 1945. The 245th Infantry Regiment was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, under command of the First French Army. The Regiment was part of the mopping up of the Colmar region of France.
PFC Dalton was killed in action on 23 January 1945 and was intered at Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold France Plot B, Row 21, Site 22.