Dr. Dwight H. "Doc" Shull was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Bridgewater, Va. He attended Bridgewater College, where he competed on the track, baseball and basketball teams. Shull attended the MCV School of Dentistry and earned his degree in 1944, graduating second in his class. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and rose to the rank of captain while serving in the Philippines and Japan.
After the war, Shull set up his practice in Blacksburg, Va., but his heart was in Bridgewater, where he returned and remained until retirement. In his hometown, he became an ardent outdoorsman. Shull developed a love for native wildflowers and shared his knowledge by lecturing on them and photographing them. He participated in water quality surveys and worked with the Virginia Game Commission to protect the flowers and their environment. Shull's public service extended to other areas, such as Little League, the volunteer rescue squad and volunteer fire company.He also provided funds to improve Bridgewater's parks and soccer fields.
Shull extended his generosity to the VCU School of Dentistry by establishing the Dwight H. Shull Scholarship Fund.
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