Tag: WWII

Memorial Day 2018–Honoring and Remembering

Honoring and remembering. That is what Memorial Day is all about. This past Monday, Memorial Day, Joe and I participated in Willshire’s Memorial Day Parade. It had been several years since I attended Willshire’s Memorial Day observance. The last time was probably when my dad was still living. He was a member of the American …

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Flowers for Mother’s Day, 1945

I wrote this a couple years ago but thought it timely to post it again since Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. In addition, I have been transcribing my dad’s WWII letters and I found a letter my dad wrote that mentions these Mother’s Day flowers. [1] An excerpt from a V-Mail letter my dad …

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A Wounded Soldier and the 23rd Psalm

During WWII my dad, Herbert Miller, was assigned to the 333rd Infantry Regiment of the 84th Division. The 84th was known as the Railsplitters. You can see the Railsplitter pins on his lapels in the photo below. My dad was proud to be a Railsplitter and over the years purchased many books about the Railsplitters …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 16)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944 and by the end of that same year he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. My dad wrote quite a …

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Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 15)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944 and by the end of that year he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. My dad wrote quite a few …

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