The following March 1, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, column 4:
Mrs. Clarence Buche and son and daughter, Allen and Marilyn, spent Saturday and Sunday at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where they visited their son and brother, Pvt. Charles Buche. Mrs. Theodore Gerner accompanied them and spent the week - end with her son, Pvt. Milton "Bud" Gerner. Friends should address their cards to Bud as follows: Pvt. Milton D. Gerner, U.S. 55111862, Btry A 62nd AFABN, 6th Armd. Div., Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
The following April 19, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 6:
In a recent letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gerner, "Bud" send his new address to Lowell friends; Pvt. Milton D. Gerner US 55111862, Co. (A) 68th M TK BN CCB, 6th Armd. Div. Fort Leonard, Mo.
The following June 7, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, columns 1-2:
Complete Basic Training
Pvt. Leroy H. Mueller, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Mueller, R.R. 2, Lowell, and Pvt. Milton D. Gerner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner of Lowell, last week completed a 14-week training cycle at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., with a unit of the 6th Armored Division.
Both boys are now home on furlough.
As trainees, they received six weeks basic training in the fundamentals of army life and the use of pioneer and power tools, construction of fixed and floating bridges and related subjects besides additional combat skills.
At the end of the 14-week training cycle with the famed "Super Sixth," the men completing training at Ft. Leonard Wood will be sent either to specialist schools or sent as replacements to other units.
The following June 14, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
"BUD" GERNER IS HONOREE AT DINNER PARTY
A "delay-enroute" grants a 16-day leave from duties to Pvt. Milton D. Gerner, who, having completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., will leave Chicago, June 19, for Camp Lawton, Washington, for further assignment.
On Sunday, June 10th, 54 relatives and friends gathered at the Indian Trail Grange Hall to fete "Bud." A pleasant afternoon of visiting followed a delicious pot-luck dinner.
This July 12, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 1:
In a message received this week by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner from their son, Bud, came the news of his embarkation for departure to Japan. The date of sailing, name of ship and exact destinations were not revealed, but hoping to hear from some of his friends, Bud included this address: Pvt. Milton D. Gerner, U.S. 55111862, Prov. Co, SE 1306, A.P.O. 613 c/o Post Master, San Francisco, Calif.
This August 9, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found page 1, column 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner of Main St. received a message this week from their son, "Bud," telling of his arrival in Korea where he is but five miles from the front line. Cards and letters from home friends will reach "Bud" if addressed to: Pvt. Milton D. Gerner, U.S. 55111862, Btry. "A" 38th FABN, APO 248 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, California.
This Ocotber 11, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
Promoted to Private First Class
Milton D. Gerner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner of Main St., was awarded a Private First Class rating recently. "Bud" has been with the army in Korea since July. He is a member of a gun crew manning a 105 mm howitzer for which he receives 4 points per month -- 36 points are required to permit rotation.
"Bud," a former L.H.S. football star, who was graduated in '47, will enjoy receiving cards and letters from home folks. Address Pfc. Milton D. Gerner, US55111862, Btry. A 38th FA Bn., APO 248, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.
The following October 18, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
News comes but seldom from Lowell's soldiers at Hearbreak hill. While we fervently pray for their safety, theses boys defend their lives in vicious bayonet battles against surge after surge of Chinese. Bill Jonelis tells of battling 15 days before being relieved of his mortar so he could relax and wash up. Dave Keithley, Bud Gerner, and Dick Uhter have also been on the battlefront for a long time, as are other boys of the area.
Although they haven't time to answer, keep your letters and cards going in their direction.
The following May 15, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 6:
Home From Korea
Pfc. Milton "Bud" Gerner arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner, Monday. He had been in Korea since last July where he underwent hardships at the battle front and from the severe winter. Friends and relatives who have constantly prayed for his safety are relieved to have him home again. After a 30-day leave, Bud will report to Camp Atterbury. He anticipates his discharge in November.
This May 29, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 5:
Milton "Bud" Gerner, home from Korea, was the honored guest recently when relatives and friends gathered at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gerner, to bade him a hearty "welcome home".
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Barth and son and daughter of Mononk, Ill., were weekend guests, and Sunday dinner guests included Mr. and Mrs. Mike Barth. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barth, also of Mononk; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Clark of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Danner, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hahn and son of Bourbon; Miss Marjorie Bennett, Herb, William and John Gerner, Mr. and Mrs. John Eskridge and daughter of Lowell; Weaver Fuchs of Crown Point, and Milton, Jean and David Gerner.
Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Worley, Mrs. John Brown, Millard Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hilzley, Mrs. Dean Hilzley and son.
The following June 26, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 6, column 2:
Having concluded his 30-day furlough following his arrival home from service in Korea, "Bud" Gerner reported last week to Camp Atterbury and has been assigned work in the hospital. Bud's new address is: Pfc. Milton D. Gerner, US 55111862, Med. Det., 5015 ASU, Camp Atterbury, Ind.
The following November 13, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 1:
Bud Gerner Discharged on November 4th
"Bud" Gerner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner, who has been stationed at Camp Atterbury since his return from Korea, where he spent last winter in a fox hole on the battlefront, welcomed his discharge on November 4th.
He is currently employed at Westphal's Heating and Plumbing in Crown Point.
This December 4, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 9, column 3:
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bennett of Creston are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Mae, to Milton D. Gerner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gerner of Lowell.
Alumni of Lowell high school, Miss Bennett was graduated with the class of '50 while Mr. Gerner was a member of the '47 graduating class. The bride-elect is a beautician and operates her shop in Creston. Her fiancÚ, a Korean veteran, was recently discharged and is employed with the Westphal Plumbing and Heating concern in Crown Point.