Vester B. MILLARD

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE36481858
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1923
ETATPutnam County  ILLINOIS
FAMILYSingle
RANKPVT
FONCTIONParatroopers
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTFarmerIL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT14  april 1943 Peoria ILLINOIS
REGIMENT  506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  101st Infantry Airborne
WAR PRISONER

Prisoner of War in the German Camp

"Lazarett Unstated"

Millard Vester B tombe
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH--
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
J211
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM

 

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STORY

Vester B. Millard was a Private in the Army during World War II. Vester resided in Putnam County, Illinois before enlisting on April 14, 1943.

At the time of enlistment, Vester was 20 years old, had a grammar school education and was single, without dependents.

One year later, Vester was captured by Nazi Germany while serving in France, and was sent to an unstated camp where 190 other American POWs were held.

Vester's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on June 6, 1944, and the last report was made on June 9, 1944.

Based on these two reports, Vester was imprisoned for at least 3 days, one of the shorter durations of captivity recorded, the average being 363 days.

Ultimately, Vester died as a prisoner of war.


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAad.archives.gov(Incorporation) - ad.archives.gov (Prisionnier de guerre) - Stéphanie PEPIN
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud