Hamilton County

Pvt. Myron K. McKee





Pvt. Myron K. McKee of this city is attached to a wire operations company with a signal battalion of the Fifth Army in Italy, according to a dispatch received here from Fifth Army headquarters.  The company to which he is assigned operates and maintains all telephone and teletype facilities with the Fifth Army command post and between the command post and subordinate units in the field. The battalion recently was awarded the Fifth Army plaque by Lt. Gen. Mark Clark for meritorious performance of duty. The unit went overseas with the first convoy of U.S. troops in January, 1942, and saw service in Ireland, England, and North Africa.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Thursday, August 17, 1944

Myron Keifer McKee was born June 25, 1911 to John Thomas and Amy Elizabeth Largent McKee. He died Mar. 21, 1991 in Rockford, IL.

Pvt. McKee served with the U.S. Army in World War II in Co. B 63rd Signal Operations Battalion.

Source: ancestry.com