I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

09 March 2013

Virginia Veterans at the Virginia War Memorial- Part 2

If you see a name of interest on any of these pictures and would like a copy of the picture, email me. I'll be happy to send you a copy of the picture I took
Each name, the museum knows a little about the person, such as unit, which family member was informed of their death, and where they were from. Here are the pictures of veterans from Mecklenburg and Brunswick, Virginia. Click on any of the pictures and you can view them full screen.

Mecklenburg, VA- WWII
Brunswick, VA- WWII
Korean wall

Mecklenburg, VA- Korea

Brunswick, VA- Korea
top of Vietnam wall
Brunswick, VA- Vietnam

Mecklenburg, VA- Vietnam
Persian Gulf- none from Mecklenburg or Brunswick posted

I have one more picture to add that isn't from Brunswick or Mecklenburg. But his family was. Paul Stafford Gray, the son of Thomas B. Gray (Born Mecklenburg) and Lelia Edenbeck (born Brunswick). He died in WWII. So this is a picture of Danville city:

Here is the names that are in those pictures below. In WWII there were 78 from Mecklenburg and 37 from Brunswick. In Korea there were 6 from Mecklenburg and 3 from Brunswick. Vietnam there were 11 from Mecklenburg and 4 from Brunswick. None from more recent than Vietnam on the wall. See previous post, part one for address to museum: web address, and location and phone number. I spent a lot of time checking, double and triple checking the names. But if I still goofed, please point out the error so I can fix it. The numbering keeps glitching in the post right now.

Update 10 Mar 2013. On the top right of this blog are pages. Click on the tab "Virginia War Monument" and you will see a list of all the names in the pictures, by each picture.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels in The Homeplace Series such as: "Back to the Homeplace"
The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist: http://www.indepthgenealogist.com/