Thomas E. Meylor

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January 4, 1925 – June 3, 2019

Thomas E. Meylor of Longmont, CO passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Born in Storm Lake, Iowa on January 4, 1925 to Edward and Amanda (Berendes) Meylor, Tom was the oldest of five children. He spent his childhood on farms near Marcus, Iowa. After graduation from Holy Name High School (Marcus) in 1942, he worked on a farm until he was drafted into the Army on February 26, 1944.

He trained at Camp Roberts, CA in Infantry Intelligence and Reconnaissance. In July 1944, after a brief stop to visit family, he shipped out and arrived in Scotland in August 1944. From there he went to England and France, and by October he was on the way to Germany and the front lines.

Tom was wounded twice and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and a Bronze Star. He was in Berlin in late 1945 where he stood guard duty at Lt. General Lucias Clay’s residence.

 

 

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