Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My World War I Veteran - Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)

On the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month of the year 1918, the guns fell silent. It was called Armistice Day then. Now, we commemorate our veterans on Veteran's Day.

I listed the veterans (of all American wars) in my ancestry in my post Veteran's Day - My Heroes. 

The only ancestor of mine that served in World War I was my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976). I posted a biography and muse about him and his life in Today is Gramps' 116th Birthday.

Here is a photograph of Gramps in his U.S. Marines uniform taken in about 1917 in San Diego.

I honor my grandfather and appreciate his service to our country, and his devotion to our family.  I created an Honor Wall memorial for him on Fold3.com last year - you can see it at  http://www.fold3.com/page/629759983_lyle_carringer_1891/.

I have tremendous respect and appreciation for those serving in the Armed Forces today around the world. May God bless them all and bring them home safe.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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