If you havenít dealt
with Dorr before please read these first;
1st Dorr Case Study
Attack a Gold Star Family
Last Piece of the Puzzle
I guess you could
call this Case Study Part 2 (just saw it
for the first time even though it was first
put up on his site back in 2017). Someone
let me know about this newest example of
some fine work there Lou.
Dorr once again created
a narrative that didnít happen saying that
the Germans set a Paratrooper on fire, that
they were trapped in a Hedgerow etc. That
isnít what occurred June 6, 1944.
The soldiers that were
there were all in Hq Co 1st Bn
506th Prcht Inf. There names
were Sgt Clifford M. Halstead, Cpl George R.
Bailey, Pvts James G. Campos, Lawrence R.
Doyle and George J. Rigaux.
According to Mark Bando
those 5 soldiers landed in and around the
German Holdy position and were killed in a
firefight right after landing. I canít
vouch for that but in this case itís germane
to this article.
As mentioned above,
Dorr said that one of the soldiers was set
afire. That did not happen as all of the
Surgeon Generalís Report (SGO) told a very
Sgt Halstead was shot in the head as was
Cpl Bailey and
Pvt Campos where shot in the throat
This leaves Pvt Doyle
who was the center of this article. Dorr like that
he was burned alive and to prove that he
produced a Dog Tag that Dorr said was proof
as it was burned. There are a few problems
about this though; the first being that
Pvt Doyle was killed by artillery
according to his SGO with
no mention of
burns. Dorr also said that two men were
bayoneted and mutilated. Same problem it
doesnít show any of those types of wounds on
The second problem is
the Dog Tag itself as it wasnít burned. How
do we know this? Here is an
example of Dog Tab that has been burned
and the Dog Tag he has wasnít burned.
The second example that is the same type as
one he clamed was burned. Nope,
and defiantly not burned as this
Paratrooper died due to a chute
The worst part of this
though isnít the false narrative. The real
problem is twofold; the first there is no
way to authenticate this Dog Tag. The
bigger problem is that even if this is real
why this hasnít been given to the family of
Pvt Doyle. Oh right, the
Gettysburg Museum of History tried to sell a
bloodstained bible to the son and
granddaughter of Pfc Jettie House who had
Bible on his body when killed
in a POW
strafing June 7, 1944.
And letís not forget
that Army Dog Tags are the property of the
US Army, especially after death. If you
look at an Individual Deceased Personnel
File (IDPF) you will see Dog Tags in that
file once in a while. Those arenít sent
back to the family let alone a ďcollectorĒ.
Iím surprised that the
Gettysburg Museum of History hasnít pulled
out their ďWe authenticated itĒ Shtick.
Bottom line is that the Dog Tag canít be
authenticated and even if real it should be
in the hands of the Doyle family not the
Gettysburg Museum of History.
Sad too is that the Dorr "story" has been
around for years and you'd hope the family
hadn't heard that their loved one had burned
alive on D-Day but was killed by an
artillery shell. Not a great way to go
but burning to death is something no one wants.
Brian N. Siddall
August 16, 2023