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Col Marjory E Truax Dolezel
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1915
Death: Jun. 4, 2011

Marjory Truax was an Army nurse, who was sent to Iceland early in 1941. During the war, she was helping the medical officer during an operation when a bomb hit the hospital. Though severely burned by escaping steam from a sterilizer, she curbed the flow of steam, dragged an unconscious medical officer from the room, and put the patient, still under and anesthetic, on a two wheel conveyer, and pushing him out of the room, called for help before collapsing herself. For her bravery and gallant action, she was awarded the Silver Star. She later served in England.

Thank you to volunteer contributor StratasFan for researching the above biographical information for use on this memorial page. jer

DOLEZEL MARJORY E. TRAUX Of Cobleskill, New York. Passed away quietly at home on June 4, 2011. She was born at her family home in Charlotteville, NY.

She graduated from Cobleskill High School and went on to nursing school. Marjory joined the U.S. Army in 1941 during WWII. She served in Iceland, France, and England.

In 1945 she was married to John Dolezel. She returned to the states and in 1946 she was assigned to Percy Jones Hospital as chief nurse at the 323rd from 1953 to 1975. She retired from the Army Nurse Corps Reserve in 1975 as Full Colonel.

For 45 years she lived part-time at her home in Royal Oak, Michigan and the other half at her farm in Charlotteville that she purchased from her mother in 1968.

She is survived by one niece, Sheila Karges of Ilion, NY, six nephews, Carleton and Martha Truax of Mayfield, NY, Marshal and Janice Truax of Schylerville, NY, Sherwin and Kathy Truax of Port Charllot, Florida, Larry and Mary Truax of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sheldon and Patricia Truax of Herkimer, NY and Samuel Truax of Georgia.

A funeral service will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel, 155 Main St. in Worcester with the Rev. Keith VanDewerker, retired officiating. A calling hour will be held from 6 p.m. until the service time.

Marjory's final resting place will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made in memory of Marjory to the National Society D.A.R., 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester is serving the family.

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  John J Dolezel (1915 - 2002)
Note: Interment on October 20, 2011
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 66 Site 6500
Created by: J. Edward Ross
Record added: Feb 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85137289
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