October 1, 2014

What Did You Do During The War Mom?

Yates, Davis and Huntley WW II era

  Esther Bielmeir Boyd Photo credit – Kitsap Sun We live in a military community here in the Bremerton-Port Orchard area, and the history of our county is peppered with those who have worked at the Naval Shipyard.  This week […]

Otto Family Had Five in World War II

Otto-Ranslow WWII newspaper

All Came Home (click on image until it is viewable full-sized) All of these men are, or were, my husband Jim’s uncles from his mother Mary Jane Otto Wilkerson’s side of the family.  Going by the dates mentioned in the […]

Tombstone Tuesday – Russell W. Volckmann

On a recent visit to Iowa my husband Jim found the gravestone of Russell William Volckmann  that I have written about several times in this blog.  The headstone is located in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa (FindAGrave location).  There are several […]

MacArthur Left But Volckmann Remained

volckmann-and-valdes-07-july-1945

Almost everyone from my generation (baby boomers) knows the quote by General Douglas MacArthur wherein he says, “We Shall Return” in reference to when he was ordered to leave the Philippines in 1942 to command allied forces in the Southwest […]

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