O'Brien County

Pfc. Paul McMillan



Our Neighbors in the Service

Primghar, Iowa - Rev. and Mrs. C. N. McMillan received a card Tuesday from their son, Private Paul McMillan, held in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippine Islands. It was the first word they had received from him since his capture with the fall of Bataan. He reported that his health was good and that he was not injured. Private McMillan is a former Morningside student where he sang in the Grace Church and college choir.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 18, 1943

Pfc. Paul McMillan, Long in Jap Prison, Freed: On Way Home

Estherville, Iowa—Special: While attending the Northwest Iowa conference of the Methodist Church here Rev. C. N. McMillan, pastor of the Methodist Church at Primghar, Iowa was notified that his son, Pfc. Jean McMillan, 27, had been released from Japanese prison on September 9. The cheering message was read at a meeting of the conference.

Rev. Mr. McMillan, formerly active in Anti-Saloon league work, once lived in Sioux City and the family is well known there and over this area.

Pfc. McMillan was inducted into the army in August 1941 and on October 15 that year went to San Francisco. He sailed for Manilla November 15, 1941. He was captured in the United States forces on Bataan May 7, 1943 and transferred to the Isaki, Japan prison in November that year. It was reported he now is on his way home.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 20, 1945