|Master Sgt. Dale Dotts served in the 6th Army HQ with Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger, |
shown here four days before Sgt. Dotts was killed.
Dale H. Dotts never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on March 30, 1918 in Iowa. His parents George and Ruth were also both born in Iowa. His father worked as a farmer. Dale had one younger brother. Dale helped out with the family farm.
He was drafted into the army on April 21, 1941. He became a master sergeant in the Sixth Army headquarters. The Sixth Army was under the command of Walter Krueger. It was the Sixth Army that Douglas MacArthur sent to take the island of Leyte in the fall of 1944. It lost more than 3,500 men defeating the Japanese and the battle was declared over on December 26, 1944. Sgt. Dotts was killed on January 1, 1945 after mopping up operations were turned over to the Eighth Army. I don't know the circumstances of his death.
His grave is at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last year on this date I profiled Leo Plude, USS Houston. You can read about Leo here.
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