Mar. 12, 1925 Naponee Franklin County Nebraska, USA
Feb. 24, 1945 Liège, Belgium
Pvt. Walter Lee Archibald, Tech. 5th grade, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Archibald of Torrington, Wyo., was born March 12, 1925 at Naponee.
Walter was killed in a vehicle accident in Belgium February 24, 1945, at the age of 19 years, 11 months and 16 days.
He attended school at Naponee until January, 1941. He then moved with his parents to Franklin and graduated from the high school here in May, 1942. In September, 1942, he went to Torrington, Wyo., to work. He entered the armed forces in August, 1943, training with the Ft. Custer Military Police in Michigan and graduated from the Fort Crook Automotive Ordinance school in Nebraska. He left the states in May, 1944, seeing service in England, France, Germany and Belgium as a truck operator of the Red Ball Express Convoy.
Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Everett, of Woodland Hills, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Gardner of LaGrange, Wyo., Mrs. Blanche Davis of LaGrange, Mrs. Louise Davis of Torrington, Wyo., Goldie of Berkeley, Calif., and a host of other relatives. Fourteen cousins are now in the service.
Memorial services were held in his honor, Sunday, March 18, at the Baptist church in Torrington, under the auspices of the Torrington Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies' Auxiliary. Gev. Henry Bonduraut delivered the address.