For God and Country

​​​Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org

MEYER, EDWIN H.

BRANCH OF SERVICE: Army

BIO As related by his daughter Terry (Meyer) Joerg. "Ed was my father. He was a 23 year member of the National Guard (Mn) before called to active duty. On January 16, 1941 Battery H was called to active duty and sent to Camp Hahn, Riverside, California. Ed was Captain of the unit and lead the unit. After 9 months in California, their orders were to go to Kodiak, Alaska. They traveled by convoy to Seattle Washington. There they boarded ships for the trip to Kodiak Island. Their task there was to build an Army base. After Pearl Harbor, some of the members of the unit were sent to both the European Theatre and the Pacific Theatre. During his tenure he earned his Oak leaf (Major) and then Lt Colonel. He returned to the states in April 1944 to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas. After he returned home he owned and operated Meyer Machine Works until it was sold. Dad was very active in the VFW and served as commander for Post 1222. In 1962 he became State Commander for the VFW."

YEARS OF SERVICE: 23 years in National Guard. Discharged in the spring of 1945.