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Family Stories: August 7, 2021 – National Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day – August 7, 2021 Purple Heart Day commemorates the creation of our military’s oldest American military decoration… first created for military merit during the American Revolutionary War… the Badge for Military Merit was awarded and decorated … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklum

 Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklem Jr. – April 6, 1945 The “Trunk in the Hall” held the letters and papers my grandparents saved – and they saved everything from cancelled … Continue reading

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Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy – The Man – The Soldier

Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy –  The Man  –  The Soldier 1924 – 1945 I participate on a monthly basis in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Week 52 Ancestor stories challenge. It’s funny how my story today speaks to all four weeks … Continue reading

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