Monday, March 4, 2013

Military Monday ~ Postcard From Pvt Walter Miller

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
9th Barracks
90 Nichols General Hospital
Louisville Kentucky
U S Army

Dear friends - very glad
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 (?)
             Walter Miller
 I was able to find a little bit of information on Walter.

Name:Walter A Miller
Birth Year:1902
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
Enlistment City:Utica
Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade Code:Private
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)
Source:Civil Life
Education:4 years of college
Civil Occupation:Clergymen
Marital Status:Divorced, without dependents
Source Information:
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 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.

Leslie Ann

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