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November 04, 1962 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily, 1962-11-04

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Lieutenant WILLIAM (Bucx) DAWsON
'39-'42, recently sent to The Alumnus ofAie
an interesting paper which he edited to
publicize his airborne divisibn's activities.
The newspaper is entitled "The All-Ameri-
can Paraglide", and was printed at Nijme-
gen, Holland. It contains articles about the
division invading Holland and a "Message
to America", all written by Dawson and
others in the division. Lieutenant Dawson
captured a German mercedes Benz, $3,000
staff car at Nijmegen, September 19, and
has been riding in style ever since. He was
in the first jeep to cross the Dutch-German
border September 18. Among other things,
Dawson has been sent to Paris to make a
few broadcasts for N.B.C. and O.W.I., and
one tiehe had in with Marlene Die-
Managing Editor of the '48 Michiganen-
sian is now Editor-in-Chief of a military
publication for personnel of VII Corps.
First Lieutenant WILLIAM F. "Bucx"
DAwsoN, '39-'42, whose war citations hav
appeared in The Alumnus, is on occupation
duty with the world-famed Airborne "All'
Americans" In addition to his two Bronze
Stars; Dawson has been awarded the
Netherlands highest decoration, the Military;
Order of William; the Belgian Fourragere to
the Croix de Guerre; the Presidential Cita
tion; Infantry Combat Badge; European
Theatre Ribbon with five campaign stars;
Bronze Invasion Arrowhead; Glider Badge
with combat star; and the recently au-
thorized American Theatre Ribbon; Post-
Pearl Harbor Ribbon; Victory Ribbon and
the German Occupation Ribbon. Lieutenant
Dawson went overseas in June, 1944, after'
serving for a year in the Ski Troops at
Camp Hale, Colorado. He joined the Africa,
Sicily and Italy veteran 82ldDivi on 1ere
he has served ever since. I
DAwsoN. '48, is Editor-in-Chief of Jayhawk,
an authorized military publication published
weekly for the personnel of VII Corps. The
editorial offices are in Room 208, Building 3,
Kelley Barracks, Mohringen, Germany, with'
mailing address as follows: The Jayhawk,
Hq., VII Corps, APO 107, U.S. Army. The
February 26 issue was the first regular
weekly paper since being reactivated early in
1951. Early in March the Jayhawk staff
members were initiated and were awarded
honorary membership in the Printer's Guild
of Germany, this marking the second time
that American personnel have been granted
membership in this famed organization.

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