723rd Railway Operating Battalion
SGT Julian Peters
Born: February 25, 1913
Died: April 26, 2002
Foreman, Pabst Brewing Company
Conductor, Railway (058)
Supervises operation of railway freight and passenger trains and is responsible for prompt movement of freight and passengers to destination. Supervises freight and passenger train crews comprising brakemen, engineers, firemen, and switchmen. Receives and handles bills of lading and written orders. Supervises make-up and removal of freight at wayside destinations. Must have knowledge of standard operating rules and regulations governing operation of military railways. Must be familiar with semaphore signals used by railroads.
Photographs were provided by Beulah Peters