“Victor H. Lindler was a soldier in our Medics 755 Railway Battalion. He often stayed up late at night. When the bugle sounded in the morning he waited until we were outside and then would dress and come out quickly and be out late.” One night he was gone when the lights went out at 10:00 p.m. Clyde found some small cord and tied up his pant legs at the bottom so his feet could not get through. Our Company was outside and he was inside. He jumped out of bed, got his pants and tried to get his legs through, and was dancing around on on one leg trying to get dressed and soon he gave up, and went back to bed. Our Captain, Dr. Pigman, came in and had him dress, and fall out for Revelry. Later, Lindler said, ‘I am going to kill the soldier who tied up my pant leg’! After he cooled down, I told him I did it!”
–Excerpt from Liberty Remembers: Veterans and Servicemen/Women of Crawford County, Ohio. Compiled and edited by the Crawford County Genealogical Society. 2002. p.374.
Camp Millard was a training facility for military railway shop battalions during World War II. It was located where the Crawford County Fairgrounds are today in Bucyrus, Ohio.
Liberty Remembers is a compilation of stories about Crawford County Veterans and Servicemen/Woman for all American conflicts beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the Persian Gulf.