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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.

Jumpmaster Note:
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

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