MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Piatt, Harold Leroy

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Piatt
  • FORENAME
Harold Leroy
  • UNIT
HQ Detachment
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
20503178
  • AWARD
Bronze Star
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Summit County, Ohio
born 02.01.1923, Akron, Ohio, USA
father Pearl E. Piatt
mother Charlotte (nee Burt)
2 years high school
actor in civilian life
single without dependents upon enlistment
enlisted 15.10.1940 Akron, Ohio
returned to USA 20.8.1944
discharged 07.08.1945
postwar occupation Assembly man (1963)
married Geneva M.
married Madeline (nee Tomiako) (1927-2002) divorced (3 children)
married Beverly A.
1963 married Maxine Joan (nee Green) (4 children)
died 15.12.1980, St. Cloud, Minnesota
 
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Craig Robertson

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Harold was my father. I had no idea he was with Merrill's Marauders. I don't have much information about him because he and my mother divorced when I was very young.
I have added some more details above re family history. If you have any amendments or additions please let me know.
 

maggiep2

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  • SURNAME
Piatt
  • FORENAME
Harold Leroy
  • UNIT
HQ Detachment
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
20503178
  • AWARD
Bronze Star
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Summit County, Ohio
born 02.01.1923, Akron, Ohio, USA
father Pearl E. Piatt
mother Charlotte (nee Burt)
2 years high school
actor in civilian life
single without dependents upon enlistment
enlisted 15.10.1940 Akron, Ohio
returned to USA 20.8.1944
discharged 07.08.1945
postwar occupation Assembly man (1963)
married Madeline (nee Tomiako) (1927-2002) divorced (3 children)
married Beverly A.
married Geneva M.
1963 married Maxine Joan (nee Green) (4 children)
died 15.12.1980, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Geneva was dad's first wife. Their daughter, Ruth Ann, was raised by my mother (Madeline) after he left us. I believe he had two daughters when he married Beverly. He drove truck for Matlock for a number of years. As far as I know Maxine was his last wife and I don't know of any children he had with her. Ruth Ann died May 4, 1974, of liver cancer. I spoke with him a few times during Ruth Ann's illness as I was caring for her. I was told he was wounded in the war and had a metal plate in his head. Maybe that was why he had such a difficult life.
 

Craig Robertson

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Geneva was dad's first wife. Their daughter, Ruth Ann, was raised by my mother (Madeline) after he left us. I believe he had two daughters when he married Beverly. He drove truck for Matlock for a number of years. As far as I know Maxine was his last wife and I don't know of any children he had with her. Ruth Ann died May 4, 1974, of liver cancer. I spoke with him a few times during Ruth Ann's illness as I was caring for her. I was told he was wounded in the war and had a metal plate in his head. Maybe that was why he had such a difficult life.
Thanks for that i have updated the order.

From the U.S., World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954 i can only see that he was hospitalized twice with Malaria (June+August 1944). Nothing else noted. Hope this helps.
 
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