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Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day 2013

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." ~ G.K. Chesterton


This is a very important holiday here in the Bullock Household- What's Her Name gets all teary eyed for Veteran's Day and Memorial Day, and we join her and Dad in saying THANKS to those who served!  So, to honor her family, Mom is going to name the names of all of her ancestors and family who have served this great nation of ours in the military.

1)  Jacob Maple- Revolutionary War- Middlesex (NJ) Militia, Private- Battles of Trenton and Monmouth

2)  William Maple (son of Jacob)- War of 1812- Guernsey, County, OH
3)  Joseph Black - War of 1812- Guernsey County, OH

4)  Albert Gallup Maple (grandson of William)- War Between the States- Union Army- Peoria, Illinois

5)  Albert Gain Black (grandson of Albert Gallup Maple and great grandson of Joseph Black)- World War I-  served in France 1917 to 1918, 1st Lieutenant .  From Peoria, Illinois- buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

6)  Robert Gain Black, Sr- (son of Albert G. Black)- Korean War

7)  Robert Gain Black, Jr (son of Robert G. Black, Sr and eldest brother of WHN)- both Gulf Wars, Bosnia, etc.  retired from US Army as a LTC,  Field Artillery
8)  What's Her Name- peacetime service in the US Army from 1984 to 1988- commissioned in the Ordnance Corps on the same day that she graduated from college.  Served in Italy and Germany and was living in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

9)  Geoffrey C. Bullock (Dad)-  USN Individual Ready Reserve- is currently a LCDR and will retire with 20 years of service in September 2012

10)  Geoffrey S. Bullock (Dad's Dad)- Us Army during the 1960s- played with tanks!

11) Louis Bullock (Dad's uncle)-  US Army medic- late 1950s

8 comments:

harrispen said...

Thanks to all who have served. That is quite a history of service in your families.

Millie & Walter

Molly The Wally said...

A special time here too. yesterday was Remembrance Day and today is Poppy Day. We salute those veterans past and present. Our freedom and safety are because all they have done.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sarge said...

Wow, how did I not know you are both vets?!? OMD that's so cool and what a pawesome family history. Thanks so much for your service and for remembering all of the other vets today. Gosh, you are wonderful! My Dad was on his Navy ship the day JFK was killed...50 years ago just 11 days from now.
Grr and a Patriotic Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lady gets all weepy too. Thank you to all your family for your service. Lee and Phod

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Veterans Day
Lily

Taffy said...

Thank you for giving of yourself so selflessly so that we are free. What an honor to have such a rich family history of veterans. We have a lot of veterans in our family but aren't aware of any back farther than WWII.

Berts Blog said...

OH you must be so proud. A big huge thank you to all of your veterans from us We are ever so greatful for the sacrifices of our men and women who serve.

desertskyquilts said...

That's an impressive list - I love the genealogy research involved. Thanks to all your family members who have served.