Veterans Gallery 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

A day to honor men and women who have served our country as members of the United States Armed Forces.  

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, rank  and service branch and I will add to the post a gallery of veterans.

 

Leonard Charles Chapman

“My Dad, born November 17, 1915
Served US Navy Seabees during WW II. Built the runway on Tinian that the Enola  Gay took off from with the first atomic bomb
4 out of 5 of his children are also veterans, 2 serving in Vietnam.” 
(father of LTC Linda Dempster, scroll down)

 

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Daniel Martin Burke  02.02.1919

“My dad’s blouse from WW2.    He was in Germany and at Dachau Concentration Camp a couple of days after being liberated to “immunize and vaccinate” the population.   When he called back to the hospital outside of Munich to explain that the population didnt need vaccines – they needed food and water – and when he asked them what they should to as they just kept dying… they said “ we dont know”.   No one has seen anything like this…..  Picture is one he sent my mom walking down the street in Germany.”

“Note was my favorite memory I had it framed for my mother as it was just in a pic book” Eileen Hunt

Michael R. Pace, Studio Portrait prior to being promoted to  Staff Sergeant 948th Air Squadron

S Sgt Michael R Pace was a graduate of Airline Mechanic School and was an Airline Propeller Mechanic as seen in the next three photos sent by his daughter, my friend Vincie.  He served in Sicily, Naples, Rome and Egypt

Michael R. Pace was recruited by the Army but then served in the US Air Force 29 Oct 1941-6 Oct 1945

Vincie’s father is in the front row: second from Right _______________________________________________

Private Frank Candiota, Vincie’s Uncle

Pvt Candiota was a member of the 2nd Armored Division AKA Hell on Wheels

 

David L. Cooley Airman Apprentice. 1968

White uniform and profile photo (70) I was Ships Serviceman 3rd Class. Photo by truck was Norfolk Va in 1969 I think before I made 3rd Class.

 

 

 

 

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Joseph Anthony Wozniak Born July 4, 1910. Joined the USArny in 1942

Wayne W. Loers, COL US Army (DS)

(and Wayne’s father and mother) 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, US ARMY

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Retired Lt. Colonel Linda Dempster( see father’s photo at top of blog)  – 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 in the USMC)

 

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 Joyce This 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.What about Bob?

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)

 

 

 

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
Mark

 

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

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                                                           Sp4 Ricardo Weston

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These next photos are from my DIL Erika’s side of the family.

Her mother Marlene’s father Frank Simok was in the Navy in WWII.

Frank Simok, US Navy

 

Andrew Payer was a gunner, flew out of Africa.

Donald Payer’s Father Andrew Payer US Navy,  My DIL’s grandfather

Erika’s father Donald Payer, US Navy

Donald Payer after returning from Bicentennial Cruise in the Mediterranean, my DIL Erika is the little one in her mother Marlene’s arms. 

Daniel McDonald US Navy 1965-69 Served in Vietnam

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:

Driving by Cornfields, Waiting on Soybeans Train, Main Street – Fremont Nebraska -3 short videos

Three short videos from the heartland.

Driving by cornfields on the way to Fremont, Nebraska. That’s Maura’s voice on the WAZE app, she recorded all the commands/ directives when visiting.

Waiting at the railroad crossing for the soybeans train cars to cross. Patiently.

The soybeans processing plant in Fremont

Driving down the middle of Main Street, Fremont Nebraska

An Eagle Scout Project. St. Joseph Rosary Garden. Fremont Nebraska.

Election Day in Pennsylvania

Polls opened at 7.  There was already a line when I arrived at 6:57.

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I thought of all those who came before me, my great grandmothers who weren’t allowed to vote, how others fought and died (and are still) to give me this right.

I am grateful.

 

My SIL’s Grandfather and Father Added to the Growing Gallery of Veterans

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James’ maternal grandfather ( grandson Charles’ great grandfather)

Charles Wade Emig b: Dec 31, 1923 in Coshocton, OH

James’ mother brought down a box filled with memorabilia

and here is James’ father Charles (Chuck) served in VietNam,  holding grandson Charles on Sunday

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Just added to the gallery 11-11-2015

Mike Kichi – USMC.

 Taiwan 1959, Okinawa 1960, 

Bern, Switzerland 1962. (Thanks for sharing, Toni.)

  

Gallery of Veterans- November 11

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

Martin H Cooper veteran World War II – European Theater –
(Sue Reinfeld’s father)

1st Plt, D Co. 39th OCC

John E. Hilliard Troop Transport 194This 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, 87 years old, 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.

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

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 – Sue

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)comUncle Alan and familyMy Uncle Alan Hendricks (USA)

, Uncle Harold (USN)  My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks

and my son Mark
Mark

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*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.

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