November 11th is Veterans Day. This is the day we honor and remember those who served in the military. I’d like to share some of my post pertaining to veteran relatives and how to research them.
Trying to find veterans from Hawaii? Try these three free databases for those who served in World War I and World War II.
Learn about my father’s experiences in the Korean Conflict.
This is Ellen (Pacheco) Figg’s story. She was in the Navy WAVES.
In the Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos, I realized that my dad’s troop was probably one of the first to become integrated.
Theodore Pacheco returned home from World War I only to succomb to the effects of the chemical weapons used in combat.
Theodore Pacheco wrote a letter home right after the war ended. It was printed in the newspaper.
Portuguese men rarely used middle names and that practice continued in Hawaii. That was about to change with the military draft for World War I. What did that V stand for, anyway?
Clifford Gonsalves was commended for his military work.
Joseph McSwegan got in trouble for being too young to serve.
My dad carried this little booklet with him while in service. Did all Catholics have one?
Finding Jean Lassalle’s WWII draft registration card proved vital to finding his WWI draft card.
My Uncle Charlie did not survive the sinking of the Liscombe Bay, but other brave men did.
I hope you enjoyed these stories. Explore more military history and genealogy with these books.
The NARA website has information on military personnel records.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com