Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veteran's Day ~ Our Family Hero's ~

Their Name Liveth for Evermore
    ~ Author Unknown

Thank you to all my Ancestor's and family members who have served to protect us. The above photos are only a few in our family, there are many more that I hope one day to have photos of and more information about their lives. 

Thank you to all who have served in the Military, Happy Veteran's Day in Honor of  you ~ 

In above collage clockwise:
My grandfather: Adalbert Haf, 1907 ~ 1968,  he did not serve in the U.S. but he served in the German Mtn. Rangers and was shot in the arm/shoulder during WWII.  He loved serving.  Also in the photos with my grandfather is my Aunt Inge (the mother of my cousin Pete Kaps in photo to the right) and my Oma, Lieselotte Haf 1913 ~ 2010.

My cousin Pete Kaps (3rd on the right) served in the U.S. Army. Enlisted 28 May 1975, as private E-1. Made E-5 (Sgt) after 2.5 years. Cousin Pete's ETS date was 26 May 1978. He was E-5 (Sgt) when he left the service with an honorable discharge. He was a helicopter crewchief on a UH-1H  Huey Helicopter. Pete and I just re-connected after 30 years! Love my cousin Pete!

My father, John Adam Eimes 1931 ~ 1997,  in the two photos on the bottom to the left, he served in the U.S. Army and was part of the Korean War, also wounded.

My Uncle, James Eimes (my father's brother) 1924 ~ 1989, served in the U.S. Army.


Jacqi Stevens said...

Gini, great concept on the photo collage. And thank you for the reminder to appreciate those in our families--and in the families of others--who sacrificed to serve their country through the military. Some served at such a high price. We owe them such a debt of gratitude, at the very least.

Gini said...

Thank you, Jacqi, I'm glad you stopped by. I have so many more in my family history that I still need to research and get their military information, so that I can honor them too. They are all in our hearts and in our thoughts on this day.

Have a great Veteran's Day weekend ~

The Path Traveled said...

Beautiful tribute, Gini!

Gini said...

Thank you, Betty . . . it's always nice to know you stopped by.

Jana Iverson Last said...

Lovely tribute! My father also served in the Korean War. He served in Korea, although this was sometime after the Armistice, or end of the Korean War.

Gini said...

Thank you Jana. I just did get my father's military records so I am going to sit and go thru them. I hope to learn more about his military life. Thanks for coming by!