Mike Kichi USMC Sent by blog follower and friend and frequent commenter Toni Kichi
Mike’s brother — Ed Kichi — 2nd from the left in the 2nd row. In above photo of the 1st Platoon D Co, 39th OCC
From Anne Hamilton- UK-
Charles Albert Kydd ” I thought Ruth might like the attached photo of my great uncle, the brother of my English grandmother (the one you met). Charles Albert Kydd was born in 1896. He went missing and I’ve also attached a document relating to this which I found in amongst my gran’s papers. Unfortunately I don’t know anything else – not even what regiment he was attached to.”
Thankfully he did survive the war and lived into old age!
To include those currently serving in the military This photo sent by Sally Nauer of her son’s unit (Jonathan Nauer) neighbors at Ft. Knox in the seventies
Email a photo of a veteran with name and information about service and I will add it to the gallery. rutheh at gmail dot comMy Uncle Alan Hendricks (USA)
, Uncle Harold(USN) My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks
Signed into Law May 26, 1954
Veterans Day. More than a day off from school. A day in November to honor all veterans- men and women in the military who have served. And the correct spelling “the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “ according to an article “Apostrophe Sparks Veterans Day Conundrum”. I had to look it up. WWII, on the left my father’s brother Alan Ray Hendricks who “observed his 28th bday by flying a bombing mission over Japanese-held Koror Island in a 7th AAF Liberator on which he is a gunner”.(old yellowed newspaper clipping) Received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Who do you know who has served? Scan and email a photo of a veteran you know , along with name and service and I will post a gallery of veterans. Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea. rutheh at gmail dot com
oh wow…there are some really old photos. very nice
Because my three brothers all served in WWII, I am a magnet for anything in print or on TV related to the WWII.My older brother flew three missions over France and Germany on D-Day and I have spent time since defining to my children exactly what D-Day was.
I can just imagine a whole book about each of the pictures and you can be sure there IS one! For those who don’t know my son Jonathan, he is now back to the States with his unit stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
I’m a day late with comment – but what an idea!!
Wonder if William Key knew Thomas Wells, my Uncle who also served in Italy 5th Army and was also an Officer??? He was born in 1906 so might have been a Major or Col.during WWll.
As soon as 10-10-10 came along I realized it would be 11-11-11 next year!! And the “Armistice” was signed at Rheims at 11AM. Grandfather serving in that war. I still have trouble remembering that the Holiday is now called Veterans’ Day!!!
Reblogged this on Ruth E Hendricks Photography and commented:
Please send a photo of a veteran you know and love to be posted in this Gallery of Veterans
Thanks for remembering.
Look at all of those fine looking men. Now it would be nice to add some ladies to the page, too. 🙂
Maybe someone will read the comment and send photos
Wonderful idea, Ruth! I have to see if we’ve any phtotos of Dad.
So wonderful to remember. I was glad to see my neighbor, Orv Lee, in a recent phooto. He loves to talk about his WWII experiences at CAB and we all love to listen. He is a true inspiration to us all. Few WWII vets around and we cherish Orv Lee.
I’m always bummed that my dad lives too far away to attend the Veteran’s Day events that my kids have at school…
Terrific idea! 😉
Thanks for including my 2 favorite veterans. I’m glad the importance of this day is being celebrated around the country rather than just a day off. You are great Ruth E.
Thank you Ruthie. Time to pause and appreciate.
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A wonderful group of men. I am so proud to have my dad and brother among them. Thank you Ruth E.
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Wonderful post!! Happy Veterans Day!
And with thanks to all who served.
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