Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Back in May, around Memorial Day, I posted about a distant relative who died in WWII. Capt Jerry Roy McDonald’s fighter was downed near Munich, Germany on 28 Feb 1945. He was only 21 years old. At that time, I wrote to the American Battle Monuments Commission and requested a photograph of his headstone in …

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When I was a teenager, I had a “MIA bracelet”, containing the name and date-lost of a Vietnam War soldier. His name was Maj. Gregg Hartness, and he went missing on 26 Nov 1968. I wore that bracelet for many years, until it was so worn that it made my wrist raw. I still have …

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