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Milford James Seeman

Miller, SD

1937, 2756, Farm Island (Pierre), S-207 Member
1938, 4726, American Island (Chamberlain), SCS-1 Member

Milford James Seeman was born Jul 1, 1921, Rockham, Faulk Co., South Dakota and died Apr 28, 1968, St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, Brown Co., South Dakota.

Enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Pierre, S.D. on April 16, 1937. Lied about his age in order to enroll, as he was only 16 yrs old. Occupational qualifications were listed as auto mechanic (2 months) and common laborer (9 months). Assigned to Camp S-207 at Pierre, S.D. where he served as an orderly and striker. Transferred to Co. 4726 at Chamberlain, S.D. as a common laborer and truck driver. He was honorably discharged on 31 March 1939 to accept private employment.

Records indicate the Mr. Seeman was AWOP for a period of time which may indicate that he was dismissed to search for private employment prior to discharge.x

Milford James Seeman in Orderly Uniform

Milford James Seeman, 46 of 901 N. 1st St., advertising director of the American-News, died Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital following an extended illness.

Services will be at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Sacred-Heart Catholic Church, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P.C. Conway, the Rev. Fr. James Joyce and the Rev. Fr. Marvin McPhee will officiate.

Rosary will be said at the Gates Funeral Home at 8:15p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Aberdeen American Legion post.

Mr. Seeman was born July 1, 1921, at Rockham and grew to young manhood at Miller. He started in the advertising field with the Deadwood Pioneer-Times and then joined the staff of the Huron Daily Plainsman in 1940. After three years in the service during World War II he returned to the Plainsman.

While in the service he was in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the European-African Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Victory World War II Medal.

He married Evelyn Jorgensen May 8, 1943, at Camp Hood, Tex. In 1946 the couple opened a hardware store in Miller and in 1948, he joined the staff of the American News. He was appointed national advertising manager and advertising director in1958.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and of the Aberdeen American Legion Post.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Michael J., Brookings; one daughter, Karin Rae, at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Yost, Miller; one brother, Jack, Willmar, Minn.; two half-brothers, James Yost, Denver,Colo.; and Jerry Yost, Miller; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Stoddard, Miller and one half sister Mrs. Kathleen Geiver ,Miller; and two grandchildren.

xAdditional information including copies of service records provided by Mike Seeman who also noted that the last name on some older family documents contained two "n"s.

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