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 Walter Lee Archibald

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Walter Lee Archibald

  • Birth 12 Mar 1925 Naponee, Franklin County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1945 Liège, Belgium
  • Burial Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA
  • Memorial ID 11139771

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.

Memorial marker. He is buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, in Neuville-en-Condroy Liege, Belgium.


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  • Created by: Eric Crow
  • Added: 10 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11139771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Lee Archibald (12 Mar 1925–24 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11139771, citing Valley View Cemetery, Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .