|Captain Danforth is one of 791 characters who have appeared in fewer than six episodes. Not much information may be available about him or her.|
Captain Danforth was the hard commander of the 87th "All American Division" during World War I and trained Robert Kosinsky, Murray (d) Savage, Harry Parsons, and Alvin York. He drilled his men hard to get them in shape and develop trust with each other. Initially he was hostile towards Alvin when he learned Alvin had filed for exception from the war. Once he found out Alvin's reasons he expressed his Christianity in order to try and convince Alvin that war was justifiable, believing Alvin had the potential to become a great soldier. He was a patient enough man to give Alvin a ten day pass and promoted Alvin to Corporal.
Captain Danforth was in charge of training his men in the 87th "All American Division" for World War I. He was convinced that Alvin York could make a fine soldier after initially being hostile towards him but realizing he was an excellent shot and natural leader. Though he was normally a rational man, there was one time where he went to a vinyard and ran into Alvin in the process. After the death of Robert Kosinsky, he promoted Alvin to the rank of Corporal, making him a squad leader. He was last leading his men against Hill 223 in the Argon Forrest.
Any family he may have is unknown.