He was a Brookfield neighbor of Niles resident and World War II veteran, Ken Lee, who is researching the names and records of other Brookfield residents who died in World War II. He is working with area groups to establish a local public memorial commemorating those heroes.
Ken found the Niles Public Library's Ancestry Library Edition genealogy database helpful in finding a high school yearbook picture of Corporal Silver and a casualties card among the U.S. WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards.
A Niles neighbor of Ken's, Benny Costes, recently visited the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. He found Corporal Silver's name on the engraved tablets honoring the 36,286 Missing in Action who gave their lives, including 21 Medal of Honor recipients. The American Battle Monuments Commission oversees 24 permanent U.S. military burial grounds where 124, 918 US War Dead are interred. Three of Benny's pictures from Manila follow: