|Funeral of Brigadier General Ernest B.
February 24, 1959
|Pallbearers carry the
casket of Gen. Ernest B. Miller from St. Mary of the
Lake Catholic Church in White Bear Lake,
Minnesota. From front left: Edward L. Burke, James
McComas, James Johnson. Pallbearers on the right:
Walter Straka, Lee McDonald, and Kenneth Porwoll.
All the pallbearers, with the exception of James Johnson, were former members of A Company.
Guardsmen lead the funeral procession of
Gen. Ernest B. Miller at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
|The final salute to
General Ernest B. Miller.
|Dedication of Bataan
Death March sign, in 1971, outside the old Brainerd
From the left, next to the National Guard color guard are: Donald Norris; Willmar, Minnesota, survivor, 192nd Tank Battalion; Mayor George Bedard, the featured speaker; Jim McComas, Brainerd, survivor; The Rev. Dennis McEnery, who opened the program with a prayer; Walter Straka, Brainerd, survivor; Chet Snyder, representative of the Brainerd Centennial committee; and Ralph Hollingsworth, Brainerd. McComas, Straka, and Hollingsworth were all members of the 194th Tank Battalion.
|At a 1971 reunion of the
members of the 194th Tank Battalion, former members of A
Company pose for this picture.
Front roll from the left: Bill Mattson, Ken Porwoll, John Jooston, Ralph Hollingsworth, Boyce Hyatt, Second Row from the left: Ed Wright, Harold Costigan, Bob Wyegand, Walt Straka, Jim McComas, Al Brown, Henry Peck, John Falconer,