Cpl. (T) Floyd L. Bordner - Korean War Era Veteran
Floyd was inducted into the United States Army on January 27, 1953 in Detroit. His basic training was at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. With a leave of only ten days after basic, Floyd lost no time... he hustled home and got married. In true army fashion, he was shipped off to Fort Lewis in Washington State, where he waited for thirty days before he was transported by ship to Alaska. He remained in the Transportation Division at Fort Richardson until December 16, 1954.
This was an important outpost for the United States during the Cold War, the period following World War II when tension, mistrust and competition between the western world and the communist block countries - lead by the USSR - increased to the point that intercontinental nuclear holocaust was a very real possibility.
JoAnne P. Miller