Rifleman with Company A, 198th Infantry Training Battalion
Enlisted on April 13, 1944, in Camp Shelby, MS
Parents: Robert E. and Margaret M. McElyea
Siblings: Raymond McElyea, Homer McElyea, and Leon McElyea
Served in the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division. In November-December 1944 the Division took the brunt of the initial fighting of the Battle of the Bulge.
Buried in Lynnhurst Cemetery.
His brother, Raymond S. McElyea, would be Killed in action in 1945.