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Re: Time Out !
In Response To: Re: Time Out ! ()

Thanks Tony, for your encouraging words.

I think we all must stand on all the shoulders that have preceded us. My grandfather who was a real slave, born in 1852, made to serve as a messenger in the Confederate Army, probably the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, since two of his owners' sons, joined the 3rd.Va. Cav. and his other son joined Co. D, 2nd. Va. Artillery.

I stand on his shoulders and those of my great Uncle, a 1st. Sgt., Co. "G", 24th Infantry Regiment, who joined in 1887, Baltimore, Md. and served in Sappilo River, New Mexico, (a camp), Fort Douglas Utah,, San Francisco, Montana, Fort Ontario, New York, and at San Juan Hill, Cuba.

My father was drafted in WW1, my cousin in-law was in the 10th Cav. in Arizona and then was promoted to 2nd Lt. and served in the 369th, in France, my cousin was wounded in the 24th Regiment, just before I arrived in Korea. etc. etc.

I have always had some issues with the Grenada, invasion, but I'm glad it worked out. By the way, I read your profile.

My family has always tried to give what little we had, in our support and effort to the community and our relatives and neighbors. I hope your son will do the same.

Best regards, Lloyd

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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