Myron Curtis Elliott

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  • Name: Myron Curtis Elliott
  • Location of Birth: Rice Lake, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: March 21, 1920
  • Date of Death: December 4, 1947 (27 years old)
  • Parents: Charles and Martha Elliott
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: April 8, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 13, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Information from World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
    Name: Myron C. Elliott
    Birth Year: 1920
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: April 8, 1942
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers. USA
    Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service, Officers appointed in the Army of
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 3 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in manufacture of paper goods
    Martial status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 75
    Weight: 206


    Information from United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Myron Curtis Elliott
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: March 21, 1920
    Birth Place: Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Blandin Paper Company
    Weight: 200
    Complexion: Freckled
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height 6 3
    Next of Kin: Archie Vipond
    Household Members: Myron Curtiss Elliott
    Relationship: Self (Head)


    Myron served with 1st Air Borne Army Headquarters, Company A and was honorably discharged on January 13, 1946.



  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Myron married Lorraine Frances Ullman on October 3, 1947 at Yellowstone, Montana.

    News article from The Billings Gazette, dated December 7, 1947:
    "Funeral Services Conducted for Greyhound Driver"
    "Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Smith's chapel for Myron Curtis Elliott, 27, Billings bus driver who died Thursday from injuries suffered in a truck-bus collision Tuesday near Columbus.
    The Rev. Andrew C. Caton, pastor of First Methodist church, officiated, and Hobert Brunsvold, accompanied by Mrs. Ernest E. Wild, sang "Now the Day Is Over" and "Abide With Me."
    The body was taken to Grand Rapids, Minn., for burial.
    Surviving are the widow, his mother and a brother."

    Article from Billings Gazette:

    "Rites Scheduled Saturday for Collision Victim"
    "Funeral services will be held in Smith's chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Myron Curtis Elliott, Greyhound bus driver who died Thursday in a Columbus hospital of injuries sustained in a collision Tuesday west of Columbus.
    The Rev. Andrew C. Caton, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. The body will be taken to Grand Rapids, Minn. for burial.
    Mr. Elliott, a World war II veteran, had lived at 362 South Thirtieth street in Billings. He had been employed as a Greyhound driver since April 10, 1946.
    Six passengers in the bus driven by Mr. Elliott were injured, none critically, in the collision that occurred, according to Highway Patrolman Albert Nickelson, when a semitrailer driven by Placklo Lave of 920 South Broadway skidded and jack-knifed into the path of the bus."

    Myron is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-D-16-04)

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