Anthony J. Dziuszko papers  1941-1945
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Biography

History: Anthony J. Dziuszko was born on February 3, 1917, to Adam and Mary Dziuszko, and died on November 21, 2001. He entered active military duty on March 5, 1941, and was assigned to Company G, 182nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the 182nd was re-assigned to Task Force 6814 and left the Brooklyn Port of Embarkation on January 23, 1942, to defend the French colony of New Caledonia against a possible attack by Japanese forces. In May 1942, Task Force 6814 was re-organized and constituted as the Americal Division.

Anthony Dziuszko's tour of duty included service in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, Viti Levu in the Fiji Islands, Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, and Leyte and Cebu Islands in the Philippines. He left the Philippines on June 14, 1945, and arrived in Seattle, Washington on July 4, 1945. On July 15, 1945, he was honorably discharged at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. On May 12, 1946, Anthony Dziuszko married Laura Szewick (1918-2003).