Stilger, Max

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U.S. Navy


"In Memoriam"

Max Stilger

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey

Personal History: New Jersey High School; 2 sisters; married; 3 daughters

Place of Recruitment: Newark , New Jersey (19 years old)

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy 1942 – 1945 (WWII)

Military Occupation: Specialist (Freight Operations)

Class: Seamen 1st Class

Service History, Stateside or Abroad: 1942 – Basic training in Virginia. I went overseas to the Fiji Island. I was the freight handling back up for any advanced of military operations. As the war progressed, I went from the Fiji Island to Guarda Canal and the island on the North close to Japan. We did not go on R&R because of the war. We had to take care of the freight that supplied the invasion. Admiral Posey came to Eulitie (USS New Jersey) for conference during the war. I was back in the United State when Japan surrendered. I was housed at at military post that housed Marines & Navy personnel.

I liked being in the Navy. However, I did not like being far away from home. I was discharged in 1945. After returning to New Jersey I got married and went to work in the Millinery Shop, making Adams' hats, with my brother-in-law. Later on I worked for Chock-Full-Of-Nut as a Supply Vendor, as part of the Board. I operated two stores under the name. I worked for 38 years and retired.

Honors & Commendations: Good Conduct Medal,

Present Location: Carrollton, Texas. I am a resident of the Atria, Carrollton. My daughter and her husband live in Frisco, Texas.