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Alfred C. Miller

Private - United States Army

October 7, 1895 - August 30th, 1918

Alfred Miller is the son of Mrs. A.H. Dorr and raised near Carpenter, Illinois. He was an electrician with the Illinois Traction System when he joined the Army on October 4,1917 and was with one of the earliest contingents to leave the area in that year. Alfred was stationed at Camp Taylor, Louisville, KY for basic training and then transferred to Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX. He was transferred to the 15th Spruce Squadron at Vancouver, Washington on January 8, 1918 and was a crane operator, where he gathered spruce trees for airplane construction. On Saturday, August 30, 1918, he went canoeing on the Columbia River and was drowned when his canoe capsized. Services were held at the home of Mrs. A. Miller, his grandmother, in Hamel. Private Alfred C. Miller was buried with full military honors at Immanual Evangelical Cemetery in Hamel. Besides his mother, he was survived by two half-sisters and a half-brother, Ethel and Lillie Dorr and Charles Dorr. He was 22 years, 10 months and 23 days of age.

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