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 Andrew Reuben Dyer

Andrew Reuben Dyer

Birth
Henry, Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Jul 1998 (aged 85)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 49445117 · View Source
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ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN PATRIOTIC ORGANIZATIONS:
- Colonial Dames of the 17th Century thru Thomas Chattin (1652), Reverend Benjamin Doggett (1669)
- Huguenot Society (Manakin Town) thru Gabriel Maupin, Amer Via
- Sons/Daughters of American Revolution thru: Lt. George Dyer, Mosias Jones, Stephen King, Daniel Maupin, Jesse Maupin, Dennis O'Brient, Thomas Pearson, Jacob Prillaman, Thomas Ramsey, Philip Snidow, Daniel Witcher
- The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants thru Col. William Ball and his wife Hannah Atherold
- General Society of the War of 1812 thru Captain David Dalton Dyer
- United Daughters of Confederacy thru Stokeley Dyer, John Dyer

MILITARY SERVICE:
Served WWII. Awarded 6 bronze stars, 1 arrowhead, and medal for marksmanship. Campaigns: Africa, Europe, Middle East

NATIONAL WWII MEMORIAL
Andrew Reuben Dyer
BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army
HOMETOWN
Sydnorsville, VA
HONORED BY
Rebecca Reuben Dyer, Daughter
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
SERVED IN THE SICILIAN CAMPAIGN, SALERNO, ANZIO, NORTH AFRICA; 2ND CHEMICAL WEAPONS BATTALION.


ANDREW REUBEN DYER
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DYER, the son of Mrs. Lucinda Dyer, of Sydnorsville, is a member of a fighting unit commended for outstanding service in Italy. The former employee of the Fontaine Converting Works has been in combat service since Jul of 1943. He took part in two invasions, the Sicilian campaign and the attack on Salerno, Italy. As yet, he has escaped injury but had one touch with malaria. In addition to the commendation he has been awarded two Bronze Stars.
The copy of the commendation, issued by Headquarters of the seventh Army, said of his battalion: "The Second Chemical Weapons Battalion (Motorized) is commended for outstanding performance of duty in support of the . . . Division on the 6th of Aug 1943 in Sicily.
"Preceding and in conjunction with the attack of the . . . Combat Team across the . . . river and up Hill . . ., B Company of the Battalion fired white phosphorous shells to set up at 3500-yard rolling smoke screen from the river bed to the ridge of the enemy-held Hill. A and D companies simultaneously fired many WP and HE missions to eliminate opposing centers of resistance. Although the main attack was held up by artillery, which had direct observation of the entire area and friendly artillery and half-tracks had been forced to withdraw, the mortar crews remained and helped to repel a strong enemy counterattack. Later in the day this battalion established a protective smoke screen for two battalions to shift their positions and to withdraw across the stream under cover of darkness, thereby avoiding complete annihilation or capture. The superior performance of the 2nd Chemical Weapons Battalion (Motorized) in the unusually hazardous action described reflects the highest credit on the military forces of the United States and is worthy of the highest commendation."
DYER received his basic training at Fort Eustis, VA, Fort Bragg, NC, Camp Cara Belle, FL, and Camp Pickett, VA. He landed overseas in Jun 1943.


Dyer Name Meaning English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English deag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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  • Created by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49445117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Reuben Dyer (18 May 1913–3 Jul 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49445117, citing Pearson Memorial Park, Franklin County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Reuben Dyer (contributor 47251670) .