In July 2013, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded,
collectively, to the First Special Service Force in recognition of its
superior service during World War II.
On February 3, 2015 surviving FSSF Veterans were in Washington DC to
accept this momentous recognition on behalf of their fellow Forcemen who
could not be there.
The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded at the unit level so the
individuals did not receive it personally. Bronze replicas were
made available for purchase, however.
(courtesy of "Jayar")
Grave marker for John B. Dosh and spouse
in Section Haven of Peace, #154, Moreland Memorial Park, Parkville
(Baltimore county), Maryland.
John enlisted in the Army at
Baltimore, MD on 3 February 1943.
On 16 January 1945 Pvt Dosh was transferred from the 3rd
Replacement Depot to Company I, 508th PIR. Ten days later he was
appointed to the grade of Pfc.
On 7 March 1945, Pfc Dosh was hospitalized on 241st General Hospital,
Camp Sissonne, France as a non-battle casualty