My brother in AF years past -- alive and doing well!
The husband -- USCG a few years younger than now!
Dad and Mom on their wedding day in 1944 - WWII
Robert S. Weber, WWII
Uncle William Weber, WWII. While Uncle Bill was in fact a Conscientious Objector and did not join the military per se, he served his country very honorably and at great personal risk, being a Smoke Jumper in the US and being on site helping with the liberation of the holocaust survivors in Germany.
Uncle Bruce Duane Tangen, WW II
Uncle -- may he continue to live and prosper! WW II
Uncle Dean Ray Wilson, WW II
Grandpa Ole O Tangen, WWI
Great Uncle George Stevens Sherwood, WWI
George, again, Right side of photo, WWI
Edward Byron Rhodes, WW I
While our relationship is distant, I don't want him to be forgotten. His father and my Great Great Grandmother were first cousins. His parents and widow took a trip to France after the War and traveled the route he had taken.
Great Great Grandfather David McIntyre AKA McIntire, Mexican War
Great Great Grandfather Philip Weber, Civil War, Union
Great Great Grandfather Richard William Sherwood, Civil War, Union
Great Great Grandfather James Baker Vandervort, Civil War, Union
Vandervort Great Great Uncle Edwin Giles Kinne, Civil War, Union
Great Great Uncle George Thompson - Civil War, Union
Great Great Uncle Henry Carlton Richardson, Civil War, Union
Falmouth, Cumberland Co., ME;
Revolutionary War; promoted to Sergeant August 3, 1776
And lastly, at least at this time,
Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather John Van der Vort
My late sister bought this coat of arms. I have no idea if it really is our Vandervort coat of arms, but it makes a nice stand-in for lack of photo of John Vandervort or his headstone.
I apologize in advance for the probably myriad of others who should be included. I'll be happy to add to this list as I become aware!
Thanks to all of you for your service so long ago and up until today.
Including our newest member ~~