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Miles, Edwin Clyde “Eddie” (P2, C3, L27)

edwin milesPrivate Edwin “Eddie” Clyde Miles, 17, of London, Laurel County, Kentucky, died on 17 July 1955 from an electrical shock when lightning struck a tree he was seeking shelter under during a storm while at Annual Training at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky. Private First Class Carl William Cloud also of Laurel County was killed in the same incident. Miles was a member of Company D, 149th Infantry Regimental Combat Team of London, Kentucky. Miles enlisted on 19 July 1954 and had been in the Guard one day shy of a year when he was killed. Miles was still a junior attending Hazel Green High School in Laurel County. Miles is buried in the Swiss Colony Cemetery in London, Kentucky.

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