Milton served as a Staff Sergeant, 2nd Observation Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group (Light), V Bomber Command, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Ward County, North Dakota prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on May 7, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories and also as Widower, without dependents.
Milton became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on January 24, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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