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Above is Richard P. Dawson who was buried in Normandy, France at the Blosville Cemetery.  Sergeant Dawson was killed by machinegun fire just after dawn 6 June 1944.  New information was just received on January 1, 2018. 

An Escape and Evasion Report was sent to me from the grandson of Co I Communication Sergeant Ketsdever.  The Report was from Private Robert L. Vaughn from 1st Platoon, 1st Squad.  He had direct knowledge of Sergeant Dawson's death.

I have sent this information ahead to Sergeant Dawson's nephew as well.  After all of those years, we now know what happened to the soldier buried next to my uncle in Blosville.

On 1 July 1944, Sergeant Dawson was buried in Blosville.  He was buried in Plot Number E-04-068.  Here is the link to the Documentation concerning for his Military Life and Death.


Remember also that the book done by Pulles has many many errors.  Piet Pulles never cited where his information came from in most cases. For
Sergeant Dawson Piet  Pulles had Dawson being killed with Captain Hotchkiss' group at Baupte.
 
We now know that isn't true as he was with one other soldier Private Vaughn. Documentation always wins out over supposition.

 

        To learn more about another Soldier click on this link.


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