Dudas, William (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2015

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Dudas, William (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2015

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William Dudas was born in Sawyer, MI, just outside of Benton Harbor, in 1924. Dudas enlisted in the Army on July 29, 1943, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was selected for scout training and trained at Camp Walters in Texas. Dudas spent six months training in Cardiff, Wales, preparing for the D-Day invasion and landed on Omaha beach a day or two after the first wave, joining his unit on its way to Trevieres, France. Dudas' unit participated in the Battle at Hill 192 and advanced in a rapid push to Brest where he injured his leg during the advance and was sidelined for four weeks before rejoining his unit in Paris. His unit also participated in combat in the Hurtgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, acrossing the Rhine River, and advancing into Czechoslovakia. After the war, he left the service and attended Western Michigan University to became a high school teacher.

Coverage

World War II

Date

2015-11-05

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_DudasW1896V1

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Dudas, William L., “Dudas, William (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed October 21, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45484.
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