What's New
Search Engine
Photo Gallery
Unit History
Unit Honors
Voices Of Past
F&F Association
How To Submit




   Passed away Saturday, March 21, 1998 from Lung Cancer at his home, aged 73 years.
   He Is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Ruby Ellen. A daughter Valene Johnson, son-in-law Art Johnson, daughter-in-law Dorothy Lee (son Vance Lee predeceased Mel In 1995) and daughter Melanie. Mel also leaves behind 8 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 surviving sisters and 2 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Mel served In the 508th Parachute Infantry Battalion of the 82nd Airbourne [sic] Division during WWII.
   Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 24 1998 at 1 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Sacramento [CA] Ward..
   Graveside services will be held at Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Utah, Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 11 AM,  450 West 7500 South Goff Mortuary.
   Donation may be send to Kaiser Hospice.
   Mel's family wishes to thank all the Hospice personnel for all their care and attention during this difficult time.
   He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched

[]The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT, 24 Mar 1998, Tue, Page 40

[courtesy of "Burt"]

Grave marker for Melvin D. Buhler in Plot L, 99, 1, Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale (Salt Lake county), Utah.

Melvin registered for the draft in Midvale, UT on 30 June 1942.

He was inducted into the Army on 15 October 1943.

Pvt Buhler was transferred from Service Co. to Co D, 508th PIR on 21 November 1944.

According to Morning Report entries, Pvt Buhler was evacuated to a field hospital on 1 January 1945 and classified as a non-battle casualty.  He returned to duty on the 18th of January.

However, this record held by the State of Utah in their Military Service Card file classified him as wounded in action on that same date. It is not known what the state's source of information was.

Copyright and all other rights reserved by the Family and Friends of The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association or by those who are otherwise cited,
For problems or questions regarding this web site, please contact