|Brothers, Myron M. (703rd, 809th)|
|People - Honorees|
Myron M. Brothers
Biography: Myron Melvin Brothers was born on February 23, 1923 in Youngstown, OH. He was the son of Frank Medbury Brothers and Martha Simon. After graduating from High School, he met and married the former Doris Cleckner on February 27, 1943 in Baltimore, MD. The new couple would have one daughter, Char, born in 1944.
Service Time: Myron entered the service on April 12, 1944 at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. He was ultimately assigned to the 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. At some point, Myron was transferred to Company A of the 809th Tank Destroyer Battalion as indicated by his discharge paperwork but it was the 703rd that he felt the most connection to.
It was while he was in France that an artillery shell came through the top of his Tank Destroyer and killed everyone inside except him. He did have heavy shrapnel damage to his stomach for which he received a Purple Heart. He also had extensive hearing damage, which continued throughout his life. After the incident, Myron was quickly shipped home and discharged on October 17, 1945, as soon as his wounds had mended.
Myron went to work as a heavy fuel truck driver after the war until his retirement but his passion was working on cars. Myron lived on the west coast of the U.S., until his death on June 12, 2012.
I want to thank Myron's son-in-law, Bruce for providing this information and photo of Myron.
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