- 34 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 3, 1911
- Date of passing: Jan 8, 1945
|Let the memory of Melvin be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Melvin Thorin, 34, born on January 3, 1911 and passed away on January 7, 1945. Melvin proudly served his country in the United States Army from April 4, 1942 until January 8, 1945. Melvin died of wounds suffered at the Battle of the Bulge. We will remember him forever.
"Melvin Thorin was my uncle, he was a kind and gentle man, and shared his load in all that he did. I am so proud that I got to know him. I had the honor on memorial days to lay a wreath on the stone placed in honor at the Chambers, Ne cemetary. He is one of my hero's along with other family members who have proudly served our country. I Love you, Uncle Melvin."
"It is hard to believe that my dad would have been 105 years old on January 3. I can't imagine what it would have been like to celebrate his birthdays with him, and have him help me celebrate mine."
"I am very happy that the tile for my father is now on display at the memorial plaza. It is an honor that I feel he deserves. Thank you to the Veterans Home Foundation for making it possible."
"Just to think that 103 years ago, a man child was born to Charles and Clara Thorin, who would grow up and merry a young lady by the name of Florence Taylor. Together they would have a son, and then Melvin would be called to serve his country. What a legacy he left. And to think that I can be proud of him, even though I never knew him."
"I remember that the day she got word that my dad had died from his wounds, my grandfather died that same day. I have often thought, what a shock that must have been to my grandmother to lose her husband and a son at the same time. It was very hard for my mother, and it made it hard for her when I was drafted into the army, as I was the only rememgerence of him that she had. It would have been devastating for her if she had lost me too."
"I never had the privilege of knowing my father Melvin Thorin. My mother said that he saw me once. However, I can say that I am proud to know that he gave the ultimate sacrifice so that I can live in a free land.
I would also like to think that he would be proud to know that I also served my country in the army. He loved this country as I do."
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