Monday, March 14, 2011

Military Monday: Samuel J. Dokmonish (The Big Red One) WW II

My Uncle Sam

Educated in the East Huntingdon Twp. Grade and High Schools. Entered the Army January 30, 1942 at New Cumberland, Pa.
Left U.S. August 2, 1942. Arrived in England August 7, 1942. Served 3 years and 4 days overseas. Was a rifleman in the U.S.Infantry.
Served in 6 major battles; Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.
Was Wounded in France July 28, 1944 and received the Purple Heart Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars.
At the time of discharge August 12, 1945 at Indiantown Gap, Pa. He was with Co. A. 16Th Infantry Regiment.(The Big Red One)
Sam was a butcher by trade before the war.

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