Army Badge
  • Name: Paul David Summers
  • Location of Birth: Lightstreet, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Birth: April 27, 1921
  • Date of Death: February 17, 1987
  • Parents: Harry Summers & Margaret (Beagle) Summers
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 16, 1943
  • Place Sworn In: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Discharge: January 15, 1946
  • Place of Discharge: Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Pennsylvania
    Name: Paul David Summers
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: April 27, 1921
    Birth Place: Lightstreet, Pennsylvania, USA
    Residence Place: Lightstreeet, Pennsylvania, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Unemployed at present
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar on left thumb
    Next of Kin: Margaret Summers, mother, Lightstreet, Pennsylvania

    World War II Army Enlistment (1938-1946)
    Name: Paul D. Summers
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single, with Dependents (Single)
    Rank: Private
    Birth year: 1921
    Nativity state or country: Pennsylvania
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Education: Grammar school
    Civil Occupation: Unskilled transportation occupations, n.e.c.
    Enlistment date: July 2, 1943
    Enlistment place: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Component: Selectees (enlisted men)
    Source: Civil life
    Height: 53
    Weight: 662

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Paul Summers married Betty Langton in Washington, D.C. in 1944. The couple moved to Pengilly, Minnesota after their discharge from service. He was a retired maintenance mechanic at Hanna Mining Company's Butler Mine. He was a member of the Pengilly United Methodist Church and United Steelworkers of America Local 1938 and a member and past commander of both Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8831 and American Legion Post 307. He also was active in the Boy Scout program.

    Paul died in Phoenixn Arizona and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Goodland Township, Itasca County, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, Michael and Mark; a daughter, Margaret Bartsch; a step-sister Elsie Walk; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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