September 10, 1942
Myron Colton Killed In Action
Payette Youth Makes Supreme Sacrifice In His Countryís Service
Myron Dale Colton, baker 2nd class, U. S. N., was killed in action, in performance of his duty in the service of his country. No date or details were given by the navy department in sending this notice to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Colton of Portland, Oregon.
Myron was born Nov. 15, 1921, at Payette, Idaho. He lived here until in May, 1939 when he joined the navy. He was a member of the Junior Odd Fellows later joining the Senior Lodge of Payette. Two of his brother(s) are in the service. Vere who is a staff sergeant and in North Ireland and Harold, a gunnerís mate 3rd class of the U. S. Navy. One sister, Anna, Mrs. Lawrence Neault, lives at Baker, Ore., and the third brother, Clifford, lives in Portland.
The following is a copy of the government wire received by Mr. and Mrs. Colton:
"The Navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your son Myron Dale Colton, baker 2nd class, U. S. Navy, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. The department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss. To prevent possible aid to our enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship or station. On account of existing conditions recovery of the remains is impossible. If further details are received you will be promptly informed. Rear Admirable Randall Jacobs, Chief of Naval Personnel."