Walter D. Milby, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Walter D. Milby
Private First Class, Company E, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Date of Birth: 1921
Date of Death: November 23, 1944
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (Plot A, Row 16, Grave 16), Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Luxombourg)
Date of Enlistment: October 10, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

One Dies, 2 Wounded In War Action
Pvt. Walter Milby Killed In Louxembourg, Mother Hears.

One Valparaiso and two Chesterton men were added today to Porter county's honor roll of World War 2.

Pfc. Walter Milby, 23, who was inducted into the armed forces in October, 1942, by the Porter county selective service board, was reported killed in action in Louxembourg, on Thanksgiving day, according to a telegram received from the war department last Saturday by his mother, Mrs. Ida Milby, living at Shelbyville, Ill.

Young Milby, who was born in Springfield, Ill., on March 20, 1921, resided at the home of his brother, Leslie Milby, Valparaiso RFD 4, and was employed at Kingsbury Ordnance plant.

His first training was received at Fort Benning, Ga., and he went overseas last May, as a member of Company E, U. S. Infantry.

Last July while in France he met his twin brother, Joseph Milby, who was wounded in France on August 9, and is now recuperating in a hospital in England. Another brother, Sgt. Franklin Milby, is stationed in the South Pacific.

Other surviving relatives are three sisters, Mrs. Fred Bratton of Shelbyville, Ill., Mrs. Paul Davis of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Theodore Abersold of Bradenburg, Ky., and two brothers, James Milby of Aurora, Ill., and Leonard Milby of Shelbyville, Ill.

Two men from Chesterton were listed as wounded in war department dispatches. Sgt. Robert McCorkel and Pfc. Howard Brooks were wounded on the same day, November 25, and in the same battle zone. Both were fighting in France.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 15, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 3

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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