This personal pay record
of Pvt Eugene A. McMillan reflects his initial enlistment date of 13
October 1942 which occurred at Camp Grant, IL, about 100 miles south of
his home in Beaverdam, Wisconsin.
As a Private on
parachutist pay, Eugene had a monthly pay rate of $100, less any taxes
that were taken out. Of the remainder, about 50% was given up by a
monthly deduction of $6.50 for a $15,000 life insurance policy premium
and another $37.00 a month was sent home as an allotment.
Although there is an entry
showing that Eugene was reduced in grade from Pfc to Private on 3 March
1944, it did not weigh heavily on his career as he subsequently
re-enlisted as a TSgt on 16 November 1945 and ultimately retied as a
Note that this book was
signed by 2nd Lt. Arthur F. Snee who was KIA on 6 June 1944.