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A Collection of Posts about Military Veterans

A Collection of Posts about Military Veterans

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….

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The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

Was a loved one killed in the Vietnam War?  If so, they may be listed on the online Vietnam War Memorial, The Wall of Faces.  This website is the virtual home of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and maintained by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund. What Information Will You Find? Each entry in this database gives brief information about the person, where they were from, and their service.  It includes information pertaining to their panel on the Vietnam War Memorial…

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The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On 26 Jul 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed executive order 9981.  With a single stroke of his pen, he set into motion the wheels that…

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52 Ancestors, Week 21: My Azorean Ancestor was a Soldier

52 Ancestors, Week 21: My Azorean Ancestor was a Soldier

Being a regular blogger makes it difficult to find topics that I haven’t already touched for weekly challenges.  This week’s theme for the 52 Ancestors challenge is Military.  So far, I haven’t found many ancestors who were in the military who I haven’t already expounded upon already.  As I’ve recently found new information on Felicianno de Mello, I thought I’d write about him.  I have written about him before.  I covered his military record in 2010 and in an earlier…

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The Sinking of the Liscome Bay

The Sinking of the Liscome Bay

I wrote this article a couple of years ago about my Uncle Charlie.  On Memorial Day, I reflect upon the sacrifice he made. Charlie wasn’t even out of his teen years when he was killed.  I am proud of Charlie and what he did for his country, but I can’t help feel sad for all that never was. I wish I had known you, Uncle Charlie!  I did quite a bit of research for this story.  I hope I have…

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