Monthly Archives: September 2013

Military Monday – Morning Reports

“Imagine being frozen, physically and mentally exhausted, while constantly on the move from location to location in biting winds and knee-deep snow as we fought the enemy. Our vehicles and tanks slid off the road into ditches as our men attempted to scale a hill or mountain. Some vehicles and tanks were unretrievable as they […]

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Military Monday – “Can Do!” The Story of the Seabees

Ever wonder how the U.S. accomplished everything during World War II to win the war? It took good old American pride, courage, determination, strength, and plenty of ingenuity! We have all heard the story of the infantrymen, the pilots, and the Marines who fought the war. But have you heard the story of those men […]

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Follow Friday – Military History

There is a website I found recently called War History Online. There was a story I read in three parts called Carnage at the Crossroads – The Malmady Massacre. I encourage all of you to read it and really look at the photographs. This was war. This is what many of our ancestors saw or […]

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Military Monday – Piecing Together the Story

“Today I died. Yesterday I was freezing but full of life. We marched across the bitter windswept white landscape for hours. We lay on the frozen ground next to our tanks and trucks at night with only a blanket to shield us from the elements. We freeze. There is no warmth here. We went from […]

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Military Monday – Writing Prompts September 9, 2013

Are you interested in writing your military ancestor stories? Here are a few writing prompts to get you thinking and writing. You can visit my FaceBook groups Military Research and Storytelling or Women During WWII for more ideas.  Prompt #1: Do you have any letters, diaries, photographs, or post cards from your military ancestor? Write […]

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Military Monday – Records in St. Louis

We’ve all heard that the military records in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) burned in a fire in 1973. But did you know that some of those burned files have been and continue to be handled and made available to National Archives staff when possible? The Stars and Stripes newspaper recently […]

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