Becker, Dwight Wendell (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Becker, Dwight Wendell (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Dwight Becker was born in Grandville, Michigan on March 25, 1924. He received his draft notice in January 1943 and reported for service in March 1943. He went to Camp Grant, Illinois and was assigned to Camp Butner, North Carolina for basic training and medical training. He was assigned to the Medical Corps in the 310th Infantry Regiment of the 78th Infantry Division. He trained at Camp Butner until October 1944 when the 78th went to Camp Pickett, Virginia then Camp Kilmer, New Jersey where they boarded the USAT George Washington and sailed for the European Theatre. They arrived in England on October 26, 1944 and trained there until they went to France on November 22, 1944. He was attached to D Company and they took up positions on the Siegfried Line in early December 1944. He treated wounded soldiers and wounded prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge, the crossing of the Rhine River, and the advance into Germany. On April 11, 1945 he was wounded and after being stabilized in Europe he returned to the United States in June 1945. He recovered at Percy Jones Hospital in Fort Custer, Michigan and was discharged from the Army at Fort Custer on September 26, 1945.

Date

2015-08-17

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Jones, Adam (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_BeckerD1878V

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video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Citation

Becker, Dwight Wendell, “Becker, Dwight Wendell (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed April 21, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40657.
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