Richard L. Dorton
423rd Infantry Regiment, Company B
(Jul-Aug-Sep 1994 CUB)

Married Janice A (Hayden), August 25, 1946.   My wife died June 3, 1993.  We had three children, Christine, Don and Bill.   They are all living.

I received my B. S. degree in the Spring of '49 from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.  I began teaching Industrial Arts and U. S. History here in Royal Center, Indiana in the Fall of '49 and taught for 40 years. 

I was captured near Schonberg with the rest of the 423rd and 422nd Regiments.  I weighed 175 lbs.  When I was liberated I weighed 108 lbs.  I was in various hospitals in Halle, Germany. 

I never worked one day on the "spur" railroad at Reichmund Industries in Halle.

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