Today, on the eve of Veterans Day, I am pleased to share this WWII story about a local WWII soldier, Sgt. Lowell Sell. A big thank you to Dr. Jerry and Connie Sell for sharing this story that involved Jerry’s uncle Lowell Sell in January 1945, shortly after Lowell arrived in France to begin his service in the war.
Category: World War II
Last week I shared my dad, Herbert Miller’s account of his arrival at Liverpool by ship in 1944, just before he sailed across the English Channel to France. Soon after he entered the Battle of the Bulge.
I am fortunate that my dad and his family saved many of the letters that he sent home during his WWII service in Europe. Another item they saved is this 1943 Nürnberg map.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory over Europe (V-E Day) was 8 May 1945 and Victory over Japan (V-J Day) was 15 August 1945. My dad, Herbert Miller, was a patriotic America and wanted to do his part to assist the war effort, so at age 18 he volunteered for the draft in the spring of 1944, while he was a senior at Willshire High School.
I have finished transcribing and posting my dad’s WWII letters, a task I began a little over a year ago. Although I did not post his letters on every Friday’s blog post, there were at least 30 blog posts of letters. I started transcribing and posting them about a month before Veterans Day 2017 and …
Below are the last of the transcriptions of my dad’s WWII letters. That is not to say another letter or two may show up sometime, but right now, I think this is it. This past year I have been transcribing the letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home while in the Army, stationed in …