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    [Continuing my sharing with you of some of the raw research for the book I am writing of the 173 Amsterdam area men who died in World War II. Anyone having newspaper clippings, telegrams, letters, anecdotes and/or good quality photos of these men, kindly comment here or email me at the address in the left column]

Recorder February 5, 1945

Soldier Overseas Less Than Month Is Reported Killed in Action in Belgium Last Month

Private John P. Dopp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dopp, 76 ½ East Main Street, was killed in action in Belgium on January19 according to a telegram received this morning by his parents from the War Department.

The telegram from Adjutant General Ulio states:
“The Secretary of War desires me to
express his deep regret that your son,
Private John P. Dopp
was killed in action January 19 in Belgium. Confirming letter follows."

The 19-year-old soldier had been overseas  less than one month before he was killed , the last letter from him dated January 12, stating that he had not yet been in action.

He was born in Amsterdam October 20, 1925 and attended St. Mary's Institute. Prior to his entering service  February 29. 1944, he was employed by Vollmer Transportation Lines and was well known in this city.  He was a member of St Mary's Church.

Arriving at Camp Hood, Texas, Private Dopp was assigned to a tank destroyer unit The unit went overseas during the latter part of November.

Survivors include his parents and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Dopp, Charleston; a sister Sari Dopp; and seven brothers, PFC Homer Dopp. Jr.. who is with the Signal Corps in Belgium, Robert of Pattersonville, and Edward, Frank, William, Joseph and Leo Dopp, all of this city.

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Date:September 13th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)


Mr. Leo Dopp, lives in the High Rise building. I believe this may be a son (?). I know Leo's daughter's. I will let them know that you are looking for information.

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Date:September 15th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Happy to do it. Thanks for sharing it.
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