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Zouave Civil War Ambulance
A child of a Civil War Buff, family vacations included time at Washington DC and Civil War battlefields. We learned about "Uncle Martin Elder" a Zouavie in the American Civil War.
Family stories on Frank's side tell of an ancestor who survived Andersonville.
Ed Roe, my grandpa was on a ship to Europe when WWI ended. The soldiers were mustered out only to find that the jobs they had before enlisting in the military were gone. Many, such as Ed, found themselves out of work. Encouraged to serve but not honored or welcomed on their return.
|Edward Roe and me circa 1950|
WWII - my Dad and uncles, Onyx, Russell, George and Wilber served.
In closing a shout out to cousin Alvin who served in Peacekeeping status in Korea in the 1970s. To cousin Ron for service in Viet Nam. To sister-in-law Kathy, who served more recently. And to husband Frank who spent 3 years in Viet Nam in the late 1960s.
To those who have died - may you rest in peace.
To those alive - may you live in peace and see war no more.
Thank you all!