Harry Milton Masters ’35

Harry Milton Masters ’35 died on January 7, 2006, in Damariscotta, Maine.

Born on June 22, 1913, in Round Pond, he prepared for college at Bristol High School and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1931 to 1933. After four years as a sailor in the U.S. Merchant Marine, he was a bench machinist at the Bath Iron Works before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 through 1945, attaining the rank of captain and receiving the Legion of Merit and two Purple Hearts. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division in North Africa in 1943 and took part in action in Sicily and Italy before being sent to England to prepare for the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After leaving the Army in December of 1945 as a captain, he obtained a degree in forestry from the University of Maine and moved to the state of Washington, where he worked as a scaler and surveyor for the Schaefer Logging Company. He also worked in Alaska for three years in a salmon cannery before going back to school to study accounting. From 1957 until he retired in 1978, he worked with the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Grange. In 2001, he was chosen to be the soldier to represent the state of Maine in the World War II memorial bronze sculpture housed in Branson, MO. In 1983, he married Mildred Mahan Weeks, who died in 2000. He is survived by a stepson, Gordon Weeks of Scarborough; six nephews; and a niece.