Veach, Paul D. , 1919-2014
- Existence: 1919 - 2014
Paul D. Veach (1919-2014) served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a music and band teacher in Texas.
Paul D. Veach was born April 26, 1919. He graduated from Sunset High School and joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a master sergeant of the 77th Bombardment Squadron and serving in WWII. He served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II and was awarded three bronze battle stars, one for service as a submarine hunter in the Aleutian Islands. In the summer of 1948, Paul traveled to Yellowstone National Park to work with his band at the Lake Lodge. On October 22, 1949, he married Buna Merritt. He later graduated with a music degree from Southern Methodist University and became a band and music teacher in the Dallas area. Paul retired in 1984, and passed away October 24, 2014.
Citation:legacy.com, via WWW, June 5, 2023 (Paul Veach; born April 26, 1919; graduated from Sunset High School; served in the Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands during World War II; music degree from Southern Methodist University; became a band and music teacher in the Dallas area; retired in 1984; died October 24, 2014)
Ancestry.com, via www, June 5, 2023 (Paul D. Veach; born in Dallas Texas on 26 April 1919; Army Air Corps; married Buna Irene Merritt on October 22, 1949 in Dallas, Texas; died 24 October 2014)
UPB files, June 5, 2023 (Paul D. Veach; joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a master sargeant of the 77th Bombardment Squadron; awarded three bronze battle stars, one for service as a submarine hunter in the Aleutian Islands)
FamilySearch, via WWW, June 5, 2023 (Paul D. Veach; died in Dallas, Texas)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Letters and postcards from friends and family sent to Paul Veach while he was employed at Lake Lodge, Yellowstone Park during the summer of 1948. One letter includes photographs. Dated June to September 1948.
Includes United States Park Service automobile permits, a Cody Stampede customer stub, a Northern Pacific Railway train ticket stub, two match box covers from the Stagecoach Inn and Doc's Cafe, a napkin from the Stagecoach Inn, a blank autograph book, a Yellowstone National Park Season 1948 Folder B pamphlet, and an anonymous poem lamenting the food at Lake Lodge. Materials dated 1948.
This series includes photographs, mainly black and white with a few in color, negatives, and a few photograph re-prints produced from the negatives. Photographs document employees at Lake Lodge, wildlife, scenery, tourism, and transportation in Yellowstone National Park. Dated 1948.