Memorial Monday: Ancestors Who Served

Dear Reader: Do you think you are related to the individuals listed in this post? Please drop me a note! I love hearing from cousins and others researching my family!

In honor of Memorial Day, here’s a quick run-down of my military ancestors:

My dad — US Army Reserves; Korean War, WWII (pictured left with his brother, Edmund, who served in the Navy)

Grandpa Wild — U.S. Army

Grandpa Corley — Iowa Infantry; Spanish-American War

Obediah Basham (my 4Ggrandfather) — Revolutionary War (I haven’t submitted a DAR application yet because I’m still collecting the necessary documentation, but others have)

I’m betting that I also had ancestors on one or both sides of the Civil War, but I haven’t collected/found proof of this yet.

One thought on “Memorial Monday: Ancestors Who Served

  1. Very nice. With the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War approaching, it is a great time to do that searching… as you say, there are likely several!
    Enjoy the search. Thanks for sharing.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
    and “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

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