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William L. 'Bill' Dokas


Bill Dokas

Date of Birth: January 19, 1917, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: May 24, 1998, in Meriden, Connecticut (81 years old)


The Times Leader - Published 05/26/98

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Bill Dokas graduated from Hanover High School located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

He had served in the European Campaign in the U.S. Army 10th Armored

Division and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

Bill Dokas was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) football team on

May 12, 1946.  However, he did not play in a regular season game with them.



1940 New York Americans (AFL)


Fordham University