Shown in this group photo of Company H, 118th Infantry at Camp Severn, South
Carolina, before going overseas during WWI is Lt. Dozier, who would later go on
to win the Medal of Honor with G Company, 118th Infantry,
30th Division. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the
call of duty in action with the enemy near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918.
In command of two platoons, 1st. Lt. Dozier was painfully wounded in the
shoulder early in the attack, but he continued to lead his men displaying the
highest bravery and skill. When his command was held up by heavy machine gun
fire, he disposed his men in the best cover available and with a soldier
continued forward to attack a machine gun nest. Creeping up to the position in
the face of intense fire, he killed the entire crew with hand grenades and his
pistol and a little later captured a number of Germans who had taken refuge in a
General Dozier was my wife's grandfather. She recently donated many of her memorabilia to Wofford College.
This Link takes you to some WWII pages, which I started because of some items from my Dad.
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