Virginia Heroes

Andrew O. Dawson

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: August 20, 1919
Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Entered: August 19, 1939
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 26, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: American Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal

Staff Sergeant Dawson served with the 753rd Tank Battalion, 45th Division, Fifth Army as a Tank Commander. He was killed during a rescue of the 442nd RCT. He is buried in Monte Vista Baptist Church cemetery, Hurt, Virginia.

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