Will Vernon Dodds

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 09/16/1944

 

 

Will V. Dodds was born in Mississippi on July 9, 1922. He was drafted into the Army
on November 5, 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. His home of residence was listed
as Prentiss County, Mississippi and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Sawmill
Occupations. He had completed grammar school and was married.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Dodds was assigned to Company B 22nd Infantry as a Private First Class on April 12, 1944
at Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

 

Staff Sergeant Dodds died on September 16, 1944 from wounds received in action on the Belgian-German border,
during the 22nd Infantry's first penetration into Germany.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Infantry Division General Orders # 88 dated 30 November 1944.

 

Newspaper clipping announcing the death of Will V. Dodds

From Don Lambert from the Find A Grave website

 

 

A color portrait of Will V. Dodds

Courtesy of Don Lambert

 

 

Will V. Dodds was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Fosse Cemetery, Namur, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Mississippi.

Burial:
Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery
Booneville
Prentiss County
Mississippi

 

 

 

Photos and final burial information from the Find A Grave website

Top photo also submitted by Maxime NoŽl from Belgium

 

 

 

 

 


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