Summary

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
15 Mar 1907 2
Mancos, Montezuma county, Colorado 2
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Person:
Hugh H Melrose 1
Level of Education: Grammar school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
15 Mar 1907 2
Mancos, Montezuma county, Colorado 2
Male 2
Birth:
1907 1
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Birth:
Mother: Ella Perl Kinzer 2
Father: Joseph Matthew Melrose 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
25 Mar 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Serial Number:
18106874 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0279 1
Film Reel Number: 3.1 1

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Hugh enlisted in the US Army at Ft. Logan, Colorado in March 1942. He was sent to Camp Barkeley, Texas for basic training and assignment to the 90th Division's 357th Infantry Regitment, Co. G. He was in the Louisana manuvers and in the Desert training at Camp Granite, California in the fall of 1943. The Division was shipped out from Ft. Dix, N.J. in March of 1944 to England. They landed in Normandy, France on D +2, 8 June 1944. Hugh was KIA on 12 June 1944 near Gourblesville in Normandy. His body was returned to the USA in late fall of 1948 and reburied in Hill Top cemetery at Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Hugh and Ruth Wymer Melrose had two children, Wendell H. and Patricia L. born in Sept 1943 at Ashland, Kansas. They are twins. Ruth raised her children at Protection, Kansas and Dodge City, Kansas. Ruth never remarried. She was always a widow.

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