Veterans Gallery 2020

Joseph Anthony Wozniak Born July 4, 1910. Joined the USArny in 1942
Wayne W. Loers, COL US Army (DS)
In Laurenburg NC before Wayne Jr was born
Air Force, glider mechanic, Sgt. Wayne Loers Sr.


WWII Veteran Robert S Hinkle in Agra, India , February 1945.               Deb Beozzo’s father


Lt. Colonel Kathryn Ingram




Retired Lt. Colonel Linda Dempster  – she served our Country for many years including a side trip as a very young nurse to Viet Nam and eventually becoming one of the first Army Nurse Corp’s Certified Nurse Midwives ( P.S. I was her Case Study at Fort Knox Kentucky  when expecting my son Mark in 1976- Scroll down to see him)


Colonels Rick and Kristin Foerster


Colonel Rose Miller  Afghanistan 2006

Joanne Basden’s Father Top Left Corner

Don Anderson and Ed Kichi Sept 1966

Phu Bai, Viet Nam

Don Anderson and Ed Kichi
Quantico, VA 2011 Reunion TBS-4-66

Mike Kichi USMC   Sent by blog follower and friend and frequent commenter Toni Kichi(RIP)

Martin H Cooper veteran World War II – European Theater –
(My friend and blog follower and frequent commenter Sue Reinfeld’s father)
1st Plt, D Co. 39th OCC
John E. Hilliard Troop Transport 194 Thank you JoyceThis was a project I started and it is incomplete.  I am hoping to receive more photographs of Veterans you know and love to add to the gallery.
Orville Lee,who served in France during WWII. Orv is the heart and soul of our weekly retired group we call CAB (Coffee and Bagels). I hear he has beaten his sons climbing a rock wall recently.

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

In Afghanistan, (Back in USA 2012)
“I hope you got the pictures of my favorite veterans – the first was my brother, Michael Cooper, who served in Vietnam in 1968” – contributed by Sue Reinfeld
Lt. Robert A. Bard, US Navy (22 yrs, 7 mos total service)

Email a photo of a veteran with name and information about service and I will add it to the gallery. rutheh at gmail dot com





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.
My Uncle Alan Ray Hendricks (USA). Uncle Harold Hendricks My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks

Uncle Harold “Butch”  Hendricks (USN)

and my son Mark


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.

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 add to the post a gallery of veterans.

Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea.  rutheh (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzanne Colvin- “I’m attaching a photo of my dad, shot in Italy, where he served. His name was William Key (1921-2005); he was a Captain in the 5th Army in Italy.
Below are memorabilia from my son-in-law’s grandfather and father

James holds his wings






These three photos are from my DIL’s side of the family. Her mother’s father was in the Navy in WWII.


Donald Payer’s Father

Erika is the little in her mother’s arms with her. Dad in uniform 

Charles W. Mosher, Jr
(Amy McCall’s Uncle)
Ken Klucsor
2nd Lieutenant
U. S. Air Force, 1969-1972
p.s. Today is also my mother’s birthday. She was born on November 11, 1914. Happy birthday, Mom!
Official U. S. Air Force photo, January 29, 1970:

13 thoughts on “Veterans Gallery 2020

  1. Dear Ruth….I have been thinking about all of the veterans. Then I remembered your yearly tribute to them. It felt so good to open your link and see the photo of our father. I am going to pass your tribute on to our family. Thank you so much.

  2. I’ve seen our family pic before but did not know the newspaper quote. That’s awesome. God bless all who served. Jim

  3. All heroes! Thank you for including my father and brother. It brought a smile to my face!

  4. I always look forward to your Veterans Day blog!!!! This lived up to expectations! 🙂
    Didn’t you send TAPS one year? I heard it playing in my mind as I scrolled through this!!!!
    Love Erica

  5. Ruth – Thanks for posting my Air Force photo. I appreciate people thanking me for my service, but there’s more to my story which people may find of interest. Three of the guys I went to high school with died in Vietnam while I was still in college, including one of my best friends. I was VERY actively opposed to the Vietnam War, and I almost got court-martialed for wearing my Air Force Officer’s uniform to two anti-war demonstrations in San Francisco. That was in the summer of 1971. The Air Force brass were really, really, REALLY angry about my anti-war activities (all of which were legal). They wanted to court-martial me, and give me a Dishonorable Discharge. I told them I’d take them to a civilian court if they did. They didn’t want the negative publicity. They could just picture the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle: “Air Force Officer Court-Martialed for Opposing the Vietnam War!” They eventually decided that I was just a pain to deal with, and they gave me an Honorable Discharge in December, 1971. I’m proud to have played a small part – a very small part – in ending the Vietnam War.

  6. Thanks so much for remembering and honoring our veterans every year with your gallery. Appreciate it.

  7. I appreciate your annual tribute to the men and women who have served. The variety of these images tells a powerful story.

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