certificate for Miles B. McPherson issued by the State of Vermont
documents his death on 28 January 1988 in St. Albans, VT. He
succumbed to cancer of the lung with brain metastasis at age 65.
Funeral services were held Saturday
at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah for Miles B. McPherson with Mr.
Truman Merchant officiating. Sharing the life of Mr. McPherson
were reflections offered by his son John Butler. A large attendance was present from the
St. Albans Community of Jehovah's witnesses.
Ushers were Frank Bangna, Fred Gilman and Kenneth Webster.
Bearers were sons and sons-in-law of Mr. McPherson, William Aldrich,
George Brush, John Butler, Michael Butler, Errol Livingston and Leslie
In the Portico of the Kingdom Hall the American Flag from the World
War II veteran's casket was presented to his wife Mrs. Anna McPherson by
Carlton Frasier representing the Veterans Organizations.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Connecticut.
(St. Albans Daily Messenger, February1 & 2, 1988)
(all courtesy of "ASB")
Grave markers for Miles B. McPherson in the Grove
Street Cemetery, Putnam (Windham county, Connecticut.
Miles enlisted in the Army at Hartford, CT on 5 October 1942.
McPherson was a member of Company A, 508th. He went through the
Normandy campaign without a scratch but had the misfortune of being
captured on the first day of the Holland campaign.
He was ultimately liberated from Stalag 3D Berlin-Stegelitz
Prussia and discharged on 13 November 1945.
military awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge.