On 6th June 1944, Sgt. Steve Dawson was shot by a Nazi bullet on the beaches at Normandy. He survived, but was left with a bullet pressing on his heart, a bullet which could not be safely removed — but which his doctor told him would enter his heart and kill him within a year. A devastated Dawson was officially invalided out of the war, but the boat carrying him home was sunk with all hands, Dawson the sole survivor... and with nobody else still alive who knew about his condition, he elected to keep it a secret, rejoin his unit and keep on fighting! Under a death sentence known only to himself, Dawson led his men on towards Berlin, and a seemingly unavoidable date with destiny. Later, wounded again, Dawson was awarded the Victoria Cross but ultimately, just days from the end of the war, the bullet in his heart reached its target. The dying Dawson, in a final act of bravery, laid down his life to save his men, and was last seen walking back into the waters off the North German coast.
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Strength levelInjured human male who gets regular exercise.
This one kind of speaks for itself, really.
- D-Day Dawson had two runs in Battle, first from 8th March 1975 — 22nd May 1976 (written primarily by Gerry Finley-Day and Ron Carpenter with art by Geoff Campion and Colin Page), and later (under new writer Eric Hebden and Colin Page) from 14th August 1976 — 22nd January 1977.
- Other creators who worked on the strip included writers Pat Mills, John Wagner, Alan Hebden, Robert Ede and Terry Magee and artists Mike Western, Bill Lacey, Jim Watson, Casabianca and Enrique Romero.
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