A while back I picked up this postcard from a flea market or an antique store.
It's postmarked Louisville, KY Nov 8, 1942 and addressed to Mr & Mrs E. M. Murdock, Cherry Valley, N. Y., RD Rosebrom
The return address is pvt W A Miller
85th General Hospital
90 Nichols General Hospital
U S Army
Dear friends - very gladI was able to find a little bit of information on Walter.
to get your letter a few
days ago. Letters from the
friends back home really
do help a lot. I hope
you both are well and
happy. Reverend (?)
|Name:||Walter A Miller|
|Race:||White, citizen (White)|
|Nativity State or Country:||New York|
|State of Residence:||New York|
|County or City:||Otsego|
|Enlistment Date:||29 Aug 1942|
|Enlistment State:||New York|
|Branch:||Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA|
|Branch Code:||Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA|
|Term of Enlistment:||Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law|
|Component:||Selectees (Enlisted Men)|
|Education:||4 years of college|
|Marital Status:||Divorced, without dependents|
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
According to his obituary posted on Find A Grave, Walter was a Baptist Minister ordained May 16, 1927, in the First Baptist Church in Gloversville, New York.
He was discharged from service November 21, 1945, after serving in the European Theater for 23 months. He took part in five major campaigns during one of which he was awarded the bronze star.
It looks like the Reverend didn't have any children so if there are any nieces or nephews out there that would like this postcard, drop me a line.