Dennis, T. T.
Geleta, Peter J.
1. John Guba (US Army), July 1943. 82nd airborne paratrooper, killed during the parachute jump in Sicily in 1943. Buried at Jefferson Barracks in Kansas City, Missouri.
2. John Smi (US Army), November 1943. US Army military police, killed in a prisoner of war escape in Trinidad, Colorado by enemy. Buried in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Boght Corners.
3. William Stanczak (US Army), June 1944. US Army infantry man killed on Saipan Island in the Marianas while serving in C.O.B. 105th Infantry 27th Division. Buried in Punchbowl Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.
4. William Volk (US Army), December 1944. US Army soldier assigned to 4th Armored Division killed in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Buried in Luxemborg City, Luxemborg Military Cemetery.
5. Michael Uram (US Army), May 1945. US Army Artillery man killed in Lintfort Germany. Buried in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Boght Corners.
Dozie served through all of World War II enlisting in January 1942 until discharged in September 1945. He fought and landed in the early waves at Arzew, Algeria, North Africa, Gela Sicily, Salerno Italy and Normandy Beach France. Dozie earned nine battle stars in the European-North African Theater and made four beach head invasions under enemy fire. Dozie served in the Battle of the Bulge destroying bridges in Belgium to delay the German advance near St. Vith (Belgium). He fought in the war liberating Nordhausen prison camp until V-E Day. He was awarded the French Croix-De Guerre by France for actions at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Dozie came home from service, married Julia Gachosh and had one daughter, Christine Geleta-Marro. He was a long time member of the Cohoes R Club, church choir, Russian male chorus, and President of St. Nicholas Church in the late 1950's. He died November 17, 1992. Vechnaya-Pamyat.