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Sgt Porter Wilson Broadwater
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1912
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1944
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Porter served as a Tech. Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 12, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a miner and also as Single, without dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 33375411

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Below Articles found by: Charles Riend

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 9, col. 1:

~~Monday, December 18, 1944~~
T-Sgt. Porter W. Broadwater, 32, of Dan's Mountain, on the Island of Leyte in the Philippines, November 20.

T-Sgt. Boadwater was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Broadwater, of Dan's Mountain near Lonaconing. He entered the armed forces September 26, 1942, and was trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. Before going into action on Leyte he was stationed in New Guinea. His last letter home was dated November 17.

A former coal miner, T-Sgt. Broadwater has a brother in the Navy, Yeoman Third Class Ray Broadwater, with the Atlantic fleet. Other survivors, include a brother Owen Broadwater, of Lonaconing; and a sister, Mrs. Lola Fairgrieve, Potomac Park. His brother-in-law, T-5 Lee Fairgrieve, is serving in France.

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( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady
Family links: 
  Arthur Peter Broadwater (1885 - 1972)
  Carrie Iantha Simpson Broadwater (1893 - 1972)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69898880

Thank you for your service cousin.
- Charles Riend
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 16, 2011
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