Elmer Lee Miles was born in Chattanooga, the son of Raleigh Lain Miles and Kathleen B Miles.

PFC Miles was returned from St. Avold-Metz, France

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 16 June 1945
Listed dead in line of duty was Pfc. Elmer L. Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Miles, Mountain Creek Road, North Chattanooga, killed when a jeep hit a land mine in Germany, April 28. Pfc. Miles was instantly killed when the jeep in which he and a companion were riding struck a land mine near Schonleiten, Germany, according to information received by his parents from Lt.-Col. Lisle Bartholomew, chaplain. Col. Bartholomew wrote that Pfc. Miles and his companion were both instantly killed as they attempted to bypass a road block and struck the mine. He expressed the sympathy of the officers and the men to Mr. and Mrs. Miles, who recently received the Purple Heart medal awarded posthumously. In the army approximately two years, Pfc. Miles had been overseas seven months. He is survived by his parents.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 February 1925
  • Date of death: 28 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 222nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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