Valley WWII Army Airman To Be Honored Memorial Day Weekend

A plaque at Mooresburg Presbyterian Church indicates church men and women who have served in US Armed Forces. One soldier, Ceylon Miller, is noted with a gold star, indicating his death in WW II.

David Callahan stands near the plaque at Mooresburg Presbyterian Church indicates church men and women who have served in US Armed Forces. One soldier, Ceylon Miller, is noted with a gold star, indicating his death in WW II.

DANVILLE – Save the date this Memorial Day weekend, a Montour County church will be honoring a World War II era soldier who died 80 years ago. Sunday, May 26 at the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, they’ll pay tribute to a member of their church who died in 1944.

Organizer of the weekend observance, David Callahan of Mooresburg tells us his church will be remembering Ceylon Miller, who was in the US Army’s Air Corp, he died in Italy as he was waiting to return to the US.

“I do the outreach for the church, but I am also a veteran and a member of the American Legion Honor Guard, and that is where I took notice to Mr. Miller’s information, and this is going to be the 80th anniversary of his death in WW II,” Callahan said.

“He was done with his three-year rotation, and he was actually waiting to come home. While he was in a tent, an airplane that was coming in, ran out of gas, and hit the tent and killed everyone in the tent.”

While Callahan and others prepare for this year’s Memorial Day weekend, they are is looking for family members of Miller who may want to participate.

He says the American Legion honor guard, a special singer, the playing of taps, and some words of tribute, will be part of a Sunday service.

We’ll have more about the special service…in future newscasts…as Memorial Day approaches next month. More information on the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church Facebook page.

 

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