|1940 US Census, Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone|
In 1941 when preparing for discharge and listening to the radio he heard the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On that day, his life and countless others were forever changed. He was now in the 1st Division of the US Army and was in the North African Invasion as well as the Sicily and the Normandy Invasions. He survived it all. Eventually, wounded in Belgium, he was sent to a hospital in Paris and in the last days of the European conflict returned stateside.
|A photo sent home to mother, Edith Mylott|
|Transgender Dressing at Murphy's Friend's Lake Inn: from left to right - Arthur, one of the Chards, Irene Chard, Pipere Rivet, Dorothy Mylott and Al Rivet. Circa 1948.|