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"Deerfield Men Feed London Pigeons" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette featuring WWII soldiers
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Frank R. Dahowski, Jr., was born in 1910, and was one of eight children of Frank and Sophie Dahowski, emigrants from Warsaw, Poland in 1898, and residents of Montague, Massachusetts. During World War II (WWII) Frank was a sergeant, but due to his life-threatening war-time injury, he was discharged from the service on October 20, 1945, as a disabled veteran, unable to work when he returned home. Sergeant Dahowski sent this picture of himself (left) and his best friend, Sergeant Edward Burakiewicz, of South Deerfield, to Frank's brother John Dahowski of Deerfield, Massachusetts. It appeared, along with an article about Frank and John, in the February 1945 Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper. The article indicates that "the two sergeants entered the service in April, 1942, and trained with the engineers at Camp Claiborne, LA., and Ft. Dix, N.J. They arrived in France on time for the first invasion and have been moving steadily ahead with the advancing allied armies."
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