Tag: Herbert Miller

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 6)

I continue with the letters my dad wrote home during his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. It was late in the summer of 1944 and at that time he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment. Postmarked Fort McClellan, AL, 20 Aug 1944, 11:30 p.m., to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Miller, RR#1 Willshire, …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 5)

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a day when we officially recognize our veterans of all wars. Better yet, thank a veteran whenever you can, no matter what day it is, and tell them how much you appreciate their sacrifices and their service to our country. We are deeply indebted to our veterans and honor and remember …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 3)

This is the next installment of the letters my dad wrote home during his WWII service and during his training time leading up to the war. My dad, Herbert Miller, was 18 years old in 1944 when he volunteered for the draft. He graduated from Willshire High School the spring before and worked on the …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2)

Continuing on with the letters my dad wrote home during his induction and basic training. My dad, Herbert Miller, was 18 years old in 1944 when he volunteered for the draft. He had graduated from Willshire High School the year before. He spent 2 days at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, for his pre-induction physical in …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb

A few weeks ago I purchased a book, Home Front to Battlefront, An Ohio Teenager in World War II, by Frank Lavin. Frank’s father Carl Lavin was from Canton, Ohio, and was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Carl turned 18 he enlisted in the Army and eventually was part of …

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