Decatur County

T/3 Arvid Frederick Miller





Sgt. Arvid F. Miller, former Decatur county farm bureau agent for several years, remains in Louisiana on maneuvers. Sgt. Miller writes, “they have really dished it out plenty to us but the weather has been most favorable so the going hasn’t been too rough. Livestock has free range here, farmers fence in what little crop they have. Hogs are a nuisance. We have to chase them out of our kitchen truck area. They root open garbage pits and give us all kinds of grief. I lost a box of candy bars one night and swore I would have myself some pork chops when next pig came along. Sure enjoy reading “Yank” column. Sgt. Miller is in the medical battalion of the division. He is classified as a surgical technician sergeant, third grade.

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Miss  Gwendolyn Penniwell, daughter of V. F. Penniwell of Leon and T-3 Arvid Miller, of Fort Dix, New Jersey, son of Mrs. Nellie M. Miller, of Leon, exchanged nuptial vows in the Methodist church here at four o’clock Sunday afternoon.
The Rev. C. Moore read the double ring service in the presence of the immediate relatives.

The bride wore an afternoon dress of brown lace with white accessories and a corsage of gladioli and roses.

Technician Miller is a graduate of Iowa State college, Ames. He was a county agent of Decatur county for seven years. Mrs. Miller will continue as cashier of the Iowa Southern Utilities company office in this city.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, (several news items, unknown publication dates)

Sgt. Arvid Frederick Miller was born July 4, 1908 at Beaconsfield, Iowa. He entered the service December 14, 1942, at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa. He trained at camp Dodge, Camp Maxey, Texas, and Shreveport, La. He is with the Army, Co. C.. 327th Medical Bn., serial number [omitted] and Sergant April 17, 1943. His next of kin is his mother, Mrs. Nellie Mae Miller, of Leon, Iowa. He is a member of the M. E. Church.

Source: Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016