Your Guess as Good as mine

From my grandmother’s album.

At first I thought they were my grandparents, Judd and Charlotte VanSickle.

I don’t even know who owned the camera.

In or near Durand, Illinois. Early 1900’s

Adjusting hat for a photo
I thought they were my grandparents.

The Battle of Homestead

This bronze relief created by sculptor Brian Reneski

July 6, 1892. The Battle of Homestead (click for Rivers of Steel article)

or American Experience:
Carnegie Strike a Homestead Mill

Railroad Bridge over the Monongahela

Ginkgoes in NYC and Pittsburgh

Note: Last night I was adding Veterans photos to the Veterans Gallery and creating a new blog post for Thursday slipped my mind. If you’d like to see the new additions, here’s the link to the Gallery

Ginkgoes

Rich golden fan shaped leaves make the Gingko a stand out this time of year. My sister sent NYC gingko pics snd I had taken one I’d taken here in Pittsburgh.

LeRoy Street NYC
Down the block. LeRoy Street
Golden Streets in Pittsburgh

Veterans Gallery 2020

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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.

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

 

Lt. Colonel Kathryn Ingram

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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

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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
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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.

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

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JAMES’ MATERNAL GRANDFATHER

(GRANDSON  CHARLES’ GREAT GRANDFATHER)

CHARLES WADE EMIG  BORN: DEC 31, 1923 COSHOCTON, OH

 

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:

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