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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 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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The Answer was Right in Front of Me

The Answer was Right in Front of Me

Sometimes the answer to the problem is right in front of your face.  I was pretty sure the Jean Lassalle on this WWI draft registration card was my grandfather.  The birthday matches. I was reluctant to say this was my grandfather since the physical characteristics were off.  My grandpa was not medium height (unless their was a different gauge for this pre-1920).  His eyes were hazel not blue.  It also said that he was supporting his father and brother.  His…

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In Honor of Veterans Day

In Honor of Veterans Day

On Memorial Day, I have written about those who fought but did not come home.  For Veterans Day, I want to show some of those who fought for their country and returned home.  They did their service, some for the amount of time they were drafted for, and some made a career of it.  They all served honorable.  There were many others than the ones shown, but these are the only family members I have photos of in their uniforms….

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