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DUDOLSKI, Robert L. 1917-1944

DUDOLSKI

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/6/2017 at 08:25:33

Reinbeck Soldier Killed In Action

Robert Dudolski, son of Mrs. Lydia Dudolski of Reinbeck, was killed in Germany. A few months ago he was reported missing in action. On Monday the mother received a message from the War Department stating that her son had been killed. He had been in the service a year and was home for the last time late last fall.

This makes the second son that Mrs. Dudolski has lost in the war. An older son, Herman, was killed about six months ago. He had been making his home with the Gethman family before entering the armed service.

Another son, Harold Dudolski, is in the navy and he is now in the Pacific. The youngest of the Dudolski boys, Melvin, is working on a farm near Reinbeck.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 May 1945, pg 1

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Reinbeck Woman Gives 2nd Son For Freedom's Cause

Reinbeck, Ia.--In January of this year, Mrs. Lydia Dudolski received word from the war department that her son, Robert Dudolski, was reported as missing in action on Dec. 15, 1944.

The last week Mrs. Dudolski received a message stating that a corrected report stated that Robert had been killed in action on the above date, in Germany.

Robert entered the service May 12, 1944, going to Camp Fannin, Tex., for training. From there he was sent to Ft. Meade, Md., and landed overseas in the European theater Oct. 10, 1944.

Robert is the second son of Mrs. Dudolski to give his life in the service of his country. Lt. Elmer Dudolski, 25, was killed in action June 22, 1944, while flying a Thunderbolt Fighter P-47 over France.

Harold Dudolski, 22, another son, is in the U.S. navy and is a storekeeper somewhere in the south Pacific.

Besides the mother, he is survived by two more brothers, Ray, Waterloo, and Melvin, and a sister, Helen, at home. The father died in 1929.

--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 20 May 1945, pg 18

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Memorial Service Sunday For Robert Dudolski

There will be a memorial service Sunday afternoon in the Reinbeck school auditorium for Robert Dudolski who was killed in action in Germany last December. He was first reported missing in action. A few weeks ago his mother, Mrs. Lydia Dudolski, received word from the War Department that her son had been killed.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 May 1945, pg 1


 

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