Let us remember! Be thankful and Uphold Liberty

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”   John F. Kennedy

Don’t forget to thank a soldier for his/her sacrifices that have been made for your freedom and remember the generations before us that understood the price of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

This is my dad, Charles William Norman, son of William Henry Norman and Mary Caroline Gibson Norman on Maury County, Tennessee.  My dad served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army.   He entered into active service on February 20, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee as a Private – 2 Class.  He was promoted to Corporal (T) June 29, 1954.  He was transferred to the US Army Reserves on December 18, 1954 through Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He remained in the US Army Reserves, in standby mode, until he was fully released and honorably discharged on February 24, 1961. He received several metals for his service, including National Defense Service Metal (NDSM), United Nations Service Metal (UNSM), Korean Service Metal (KSM) and Good Conduct Metal (GCM).
This is my grandfather, Floyd Mahue Mills, son of Milton Everett and Lunie Mae Gilliam of Maury County, Tennessee.  My grandfather served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Army.   He was enlisted on April 8, 1944 in Camp Shelby, Mississippi as a Private.  I know from stories by my mom and grandmother that at some point my grandfather was stationed in Texas and later served in Germany.  Details of his service record are on my research list to locate.
Thank you one and all who have served and those that continue to serve in the United States military.  God bless America.

Want to know more about the Military Records available on your family members?

THIS FRIDAY night (May 27th) – GeneaBloggers Radio host Thomas MacEntee will be talking about Military Records and Genealogy.  This is certainly a timely topic for discussion on the Memorial Day holiday weekend when we honor veteran family members and friends.

Thomas will be talking with Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana about the War of 1812 pension files and the Preserve the Pensions campaign aimed to digitize all 7.2 million images from the War of 1812.   Also Thomas will be talking to Jeffrey Vaillant about Civil War records available to researchers/genealogist.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10 pm EST.  Tune in by clicking here:  GeneaBloggers Radio

Sounds like a GREAT show — for genealogist!! or just those with an historical interest.

Finding Your Female Ancestors – listen in on GeneaBloggers Radio


Hey — TUNE in THIS FRIDAY a hear Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers talking about “Finding Your Female Ancestors” on GeneaBloggers Radio.   This event is scheduled to begin at 10 pm EST and you can tune in by clicking here: