Category Archives: Military History

Fort Custer National Cemetery — Grandma’s Ramblings

My husband and I visited the Fort Custer National Cemetery today. We were impressed by the entrance to the cemetery. All along the main road were rows and rows of flags. This Avenue of Flags was dedicated May 26, 1986. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Juneteenth by searching Freedmen’s Bureau Records – FamilySearch June 12, 2019

I saw this several days ago on FamilySearch – Celebrate Juneteenth by searching Freedmen’s Bureau Records: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/juneteenth-day/. Juneteenth is an important historical and joyous holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery. It begins June 19 and lasts at least that … Continue reading

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Six Medieval Arrow Types – What are they for? – YouTube Video

You never know when this knowledge may come in handy. I saw the video on YouTube this evening – Six Medieval Arrow Types – What are they for?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McnKrV0aDjo (around 16:11 minutes long). Arrow heads discussed: Plate Cutter Needle Bodkin … Continue reading

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Forgotten National Monuments — From The Darkness Into The Light

U.S. National Monuments are natural and man-made sights that have been preserved and protected for their cultural, historical and scientific relevance. The title can be granted to anything from a coral reef to a civil war fortress and prehistoric pueblo. … Continue reading

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Happy 244th Birthday U. S. Army

Happy 244th Birthday to the U. S. Army. As the brother of a former Army NCO and who has many friends who were in the Army, your service is appreciated. I saw this post – https://www.defensenews.com/video/2019/06/14/the-us-army-celebrates-its-244th-birthday/.    

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FindMyPast Fridays June 14, 2019

I appreciate them posting this yesterday – FindMyPast Fridays June 14, 2019: FindMyPast Fridays June 14, 2019. Kent Baptisms Just under 20,000 new records covering two new parishes, Fawkham St Mary and Northfleet St Botolph, have been added to our … Continue reading

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George Byers Jr, USMC and Army — ARISE! LET US BE GOING!

I mentioned that I got a treasure trove of stuff about dad the other day, and this after Mark Meadows and Beverly Elliott were able to get the list of medals and the medals themselves (which I had been unable … Continue reading

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USAAF 1945 Stinson L-5/G Sentinel L-Bird First Start Lycoming O-435 – YouTube Video

Liked this plane – USAAF 1945 Stinson L-5/G Sentinel L-Bird First Start Lycoming O-435: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPD2_0tNH0Q (around 1:56 minutes long).

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 June 2019

I saw this yesterday on FamilySearch –New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 June 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-10-june–2019/. FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Spain, Bolivia, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Peru, Sweden, and the United States, including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Dakota, Texas, … Continue reading

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Bloody Battlefields: The Story Of Omaha – YouTube Video

Continuing my week-long honoring of D-Day, here’s another YouTube video on the subject – Bloody Battlefields: The Story Of Omaha Beach (D-Day Documentary) | Timeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHPcg9zcDw (around 46:07 minutes long).

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