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[courtesy of Rich Fedoush]

Burial record and grave marker for Lyman E. Slater in Section 4, Range 11, Lot 12, Grave 3, east tier, Greenwood Cemetery, Sharpsburg (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania.

Lyman registered for the draft at the Selective Service Local Board No. 11, on 16 October 1940.

He was one of a large group of men from Aspinwall, PA called for examination by Draft Board 11 in Sharpsburg, PA on 15 April 1942  [The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 15 Apr 1942, Wed, Page 10]  He passed the exam and entered service on 27 April.

The date of arrival in Company F, 508th PIR for SSgt Slater is unknown but he was included on a roster of enlisted men in the company who were between the ages of 35 and 37, inclusive.  No other appearance has been seen in 508th records.  He ws discharged from the Army on 12 November 1945.

On 16 December 1949, Lyman married Lillian W Walker Zellers in Winchester, Virginia.  Both had been divorced from their first marriages.

On 25 February 1950, Lyman submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.  He was credited with 20 months domestic duty and 23 months of foreign service netting him the full $500 bonus available.



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