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Isaac Walter Miller

Submitted by: Kris I. Miller {grandson}

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Isaac Walter Miller served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Feb 1917- Aug 1919.

 

My Grandfather Isaac Walter Miller joined the Army at Reading, PA in 1917. He sailed to France from Hoboken, NJ in June 1917.

He was involved with the following of the First Division: Aisne defense: May - June 1918, Marne offense:July Aug 1918, St. Michael: Sept 1918, Meuse Argonne: Sept- Nov 1918. He was hospitalized for 1 week near Verdun due to gas and shock.

He was promoted to corporal Feb. 1918 and to Sargent July 1919. He arrived back in the US and was discharged Aug. 1919. After his discharge he transferred from regular Army to Pennsylvania National Guard Sept 1919.

While serving as a patrolman assigned to Valley Forge Park he was killed in an accident while riding his motorcycle. At the time of his death he and his wife Mabel had 3 children ages 3, 2, and my father who was 6 months old. My dad never knew his father but spent several years late in his own life researching and compiling his fathers life story. Had it not been for my fathers effort we may never have learned about the decorated war hero that was my grandfather.