Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Right to Vote & Heros Who Died for It

Please  take a minute to read the obituaries from each American war and remember them in prayer. They gave their lives to preserve the American way of life and to give you the right to vote. God bless them.

American Revolution
: ALLEN, JOHN. Was born in Farmington, Connecticut, March 20, 1758, and died October 5, 1830, in Louisiana, Missouri. He enlisted in 1776 under Captain Scott (Col. Wylle's Regiment of Infantry, Huntington's Brigade), Connecticut State Line, as a private. At the expiration of his one year's enlistment, he entered the Continental Army for the period of the war. Early in the spring of 1777, he was attached to the New Jersey Line (Captain William Mills' Company of Artificers), and was promoted to sergeant. Near the conclusion of the war he was transferred to Captain Thomas Patten's Company of Artillery Artificers. After the war he married and removed to Lexington, Kentucky. Previous to the transfer of the Louisiana Purchase he removed to St. Louis County, and later settled in Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri. Missouri Republican (St. Louis), October 19, 1830.

Civil War: MUNSON, BUELL - Died January 2nd, 1863, in Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C., of wounds received at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Buell MUNSON, of Company C., 126th Regt. N. Y. S. V., aged 21 years, third son of Frederick MUNSON, of East Bloomfield, NY.

Spanish American War:  LOWE, IRWIN S.  - Mr. A. Lowe of Glen Easton has received a telegram stating that the body of his son, Irwin S. Lowe left San Francisco last Saturday evening. It will arrive probably Thursday. Interment will occur at Beelers Station about noon Sunday, leaving the home at 10 o'clock. The young man died at San Isidro, Phillipine Islands, August 15, 1900, aged 21 years 3 months and 10 days, and was a member of Co C 22d U. S. Inf. He enlisted at Wheeling in June 1898.

World War I: DAWSON, WILLIAM ATKINSON, Died 15 Sep 1916 Killed in Action, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial)., Regiment number - 2335, Theatre of War:    Aldershot

World War II: AINSWORTH, ELLEN, a 24-year-old Army nurse from Glenwood City, Wisconsin, was killed during theBattle of Anzio in Italy. She was the only Wisconsin woman to die from enemy fire during World War II. On February 10, 1944, Lieutenant Ainsworth was on duty in a hospital ward near the Anzio beachhead. During an enemy artillery bombardment, a shell hit the hospital. Despite the severe damage to the hospital, the Wisconsin nurse calmly moved her patients to safety. According to an Army report: "by her disregard for her own safety and her calm assurance she instilled confidence in her assistants and her patients, thereby preventing serious panic and injury. Her courage under fire and her selfless devotion to duty were an inspiration to all who witnessed her actions." She was wounded in the attack and died six days later. She was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third highest award for bravery, and the Purple Heart. In her honor, a nursing care building at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is named Ainsworth Hall. A dispensary at Fort Hamilton, New York, and a conference room in the Pentagon also are named in her honor.

Army Sgt. Samuel Thomas Baker, 20 Naches, was killed in action in Vietnam 14 May (1969). He was born in Yakima and had lived here most of his life. He attended Naches High School and enlisted in the Army in December 1967. Sgt. Baker had been overseas for a year and was due to return home later this month. He was a member of the 5th Air Cavalry Division. Survivors include his parents, Mrs. John (Alma) Wynn, Naches, and George Baker, Selah; two sisters, Mrs. Rita Watson and Mrs. Judeth Stephens, both of Naches; a half sister, Miss Peggy Wynn, Naches; two half brothers, Bobby and Douglas Wynn, both of Naches; and grandparents, Samuel Sims, Marble AR, Tom Baker, Patrick AR, and Mrs. Rosa Baughman, Selah. The body will be brought to Yakima for funeral services

 Korean War:  BRANDENBURG, CHARLES AUSTIN Killed In Action - Pfc. Charles Austin Brandenburg, of near Ellerton, was killed in the Korean war on September 3. The eighteen-year-old youth is the first from Frederick county to be listed as killed in action in the Korean fighting. Pfc. Brandenburg had enlisted in the Army last February and was with the Eighth Cavalry Division.

Desert Storm:  SPEICHER, MICHAEL SCOTT. That one MIA case, that of U.S. Lt. Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher, became quite well known. He was reported as missing after his FA18 was shot down in northern Iraq on the first night of the war.Over the years his status was changed from missing to killed in action to missing-captured, a move that suggested he was alive and imprisoned in Iraq. In 2002, his possible situation became a more high-profile issue in the build-up to the Iraq War; The Washington Times ran five successive front-page articles about it in March 2002 and in September 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush mentioned Speicher in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly as part of his case for war. However, despite the 2003 invasion of Iraq and U.S. military control of the country, Speicher was not found and his status remained under debate.It was eventually resolved in August 2009 when his remains were found in the Iraq desert, where according to local civilians, he was buried following his crash in 1991.

Iraqi Freedom: STARR, JEFFREY , 22, a Marine corporal who graduated from Snohomish High School, Seattle Washington, was killed last Sunday while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan War) - BOARD, CODY A. Services for Army Pfc. Cody A. Board will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McKinney.His family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 tonight at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. Graveside services with military honors will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla.

Pfc. Board, 19, was killed Oct. 4 in Mirwais, Afghanistan, by an improvised explosive device while he was returning from a patrol. A 2009 graduate of McKinney North High School, Pfc. Board received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart posthumously.

Pfc. Board is survived by his father, Chris Board of McKinney; his mother, Melissa Board of McKinney; two brothers, Aaron, a senior at McKinney North High School, and Tyler, a freshman at the school; and his grandfathers, retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Al Daley of Grove, Okla., and Robert Board of Coon Rapids, Minn. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject .org, or to the Patriot Guard Riders, patriotguard.org.



Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Very nice Joann:) I love your painting.

DEB said...


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