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Vincent Dushensky, former city resident

   DAMASCUS, Ark --- Vincent "Duke" Dushensky, 66, a Poughkeepsie resident until 1977 when he moved to Damascus died Sunday at home.
   He was a self-employed carpenter.
   He served in the U.S. Army during world War II and was a gunner first class.  He was a prisoner of war and received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars   He wa born Feb., 13, 1925, in Hyde Park, the son of John and Mary Michelowski Dushensky.

   On May 5, 1948, in Pleasant Valley, he married the former Mildred Sheldon who survives at home in Damascus.
   Other survivors include three daughters, Marcia Corbo of Houston, Pamela Manner of Hyde Park and Penny Palmer o Springfield, Ark.; two brothers, Frank Dushensky of st. Cloud, Fla. and George Dushensky of Albany, two sisters, Helen Velie of Hyde Park and Lottie Chamberlain of Albany, and nine grandchildren.
   Funeral services were Tuesday at the Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in Morrilton, ark.
   Burial followed in the Martinville cemetery in Damascus.
[Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY, Wed, Apr 10, 1991, Page 2B]

[courtesy of Steve Howe]

Grave  marker for Vincent S. Dushensky  in Martinville Cemetery, Martinville (Faulkner county), Arkansas.
   Vincent enlisted in the Army at Albany, NY on 15 April 1943. .He was transferred from Hq Fort Benning, Ga to Company A, 508th PIR on 27 October 1943.
   Pvt Dushensky was wounded and taken prisoner on 6 June 1944. His captors placed him in the Rennes Hospital where he was listed as having "Shrapnel left thigh".
  He was liberated from Stalag 7A. Moosburg Bavaria, in 1945.

Engaged To Marry
 Vincent Dushensky and fiancé Mildred Sheldon were announced as being engaged to marry with pictures of the happy couple.  It indicated that no date had been set for the wedding as yet..

[Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York) ˇ Tue, Sep 11, 1945 ˇ Page 7]


Engagements Galore
 Seven couples, including Vincent and Mildred, were listed in this recap of recent engagements.  Note that five of the seven men are returning service members.
 ... and so the "Baby Boom" period began

[Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York) ˇ Sun, Sep 16, 1945 ˇ Page 5A]

for Mildred notes her death on August 26, 2011 at age 83.
   She outlived Vincent by 20 years and was survived by their three daughters, Marcia, Penny and Pam as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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