Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Ninety-five years ago today, the Allies signed an armistice with Germany which officially ended the First World War. Around the world, the date is celebrated each year. In some countries it's called Armistice Day, in others Remembrance Day. In the United States, the holiday has been expanded to commemorate not only those who were killed in World War I, but all veterans, living or dead.

As of today, I have almost 200 people in my ever-growing family tree who served in the United States military - far too many to list here. So below you will find a list of all of my known direct ancestors, along with siblings and siblings-in-law of direct ancestors, who served in the U.S. military. I'm going to take some time today to remember them and all the other veterans in my family, and I hope you will too.

Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in France.

living uncle (U.S. Army, 1960s)
grandfather William Daniel Thielen (U.S. Navy, WWII)
grandfather Henry William Daft (U.S. Army, WWII)
great-uncle John Ivan Gauslin (U.S. Army, 1950s)
great-uncle Charles Michael Thielen (killed in action; U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII)
great-uncle Wesley Charles Revie (U.S. Army)
great-uncle Everett Jack Revie (U.S. Army)
great-uncle Carl Emil Friedrick Gus (U.S. Navy, WWII)
great-uncle Arthur Christopherson (U.S. Navy, WWII)
great-uncle Earl Arthur Walter Krahn (U.S. Army, WWII)
great-uncle Richard Lyle Grimsley (U.S. Air Force)
great-grandfather Elmer Ferdinand Gotsche (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-grandfather Frank Martin John Revie (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Robert Anthony Moore (U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII)
great-great-uncle Charles Patrick Thielen (U.S. Navy)
great-great-uncle Charles Edward O'Connor (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Lloyd Paul Emil Revie (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Aaron Charles August Revie (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Cedric Sidney Leonard Revie (U.S. Army, WWII)
great-great-uncle Walter Arthur Adam Stacke (U.S. Army, WWII)
great-great-uncle Raymond Campbell (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Daniel Michael Sullivan Sr. (U.S. Navy, WWI)
great-great-uncle Vernon Harry Baker (U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII)
great-great-uncle Raymond James Smith (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Arthur Negri Christensen (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-uncle Vernon Wood Smith (U.S. Army, WWII)
great-great-uncle Charles Lewis Olson (WWII)
great-great-uncle Robert Gibbs Hanson (WWII)
great-great-uncle Evret Hopkin Hansen (U.S. Navy, WWII)
great-great-grandfather John Henry Gauslin (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-uncle George Ambrose Gauslin (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-uncle William Charles Bruce (U.S. Army, Spanish-American War)
great-great-great-uncle Paul Charles Dombrowe (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-great-uncle Rudolph Herman Dombrowe (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-great-uncle Oscar Willard Dombrowe (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-great-uncle Raymond Gilbert Shelley (U.S. Army, WWI)
great-great-great-uncle Kenneth Ingersoll (U.S. Navy, WWI)
great-great-great-grandfather August Thiede (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-grandfather Franklin Bruce (U.S. Army, Civil War; U.S. Navy, 1866-1869)
step-great-great-great-grandfather Timothy Eastman Packard (U.S. Army, Civil War)
step-great-great-great-grandfather David Dumpprope (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle Alexander Gusline (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle John Thielen (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle Albert Peter Thelen (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle William Bruce (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle Evans Goodrich (U.S. Army, Civil War)
great-great-great-great-uncle Hiram James Fuller (U.S. Army)
great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Jonah Moore (U.S. Army, Revolutionary War)

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