Grave marker for Harold H. and Helen R. Miley in the
Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin (Newton county) Missouri.
Harold was a National Guard enlisted man in the 38th
Infantry Division was inducted into federal service on 17 January 1941
and he was tapped for OCS. Commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant he
volunteered for parachutist duty and was initially assigned to the 507th
On 16 October 1st Lt Miley was a member of the cadre team
assigned to the 508th PIR. On 12 January 1943, Lt Miley was
transferred to the 513th PIR at Fort Benning, GA.
Lt Miley jumped into Normandy on D-Day and was taken
prisoner on 23 July 1944 and was held captive until 19 March 1945 when
he was liberated from an unnamed POW camp.