Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Answer

Well, part of the answer anyway.

From a copy of his discharge papers:
enlisted the 13 day of JUNE 1907 for 3 years
in the United States service and was assigned to Co. G. 18 Inft. and served
3 years 0 months, and 0 days and was honorably discharged
on the 12 day of JUNE

He did serve in the Philippines, after the Spanish-American War, but prior to WW1 as I was told. I'm still pretty sure that is a Krag Rifle, which is where all this started anyway. As for the uniform....
...still wondering.

Thanks to all those who helped.

Mr Fixit


OK Katrina said...

That is so cool! I'm glad you were able to find that information.

Recently, I started entering my family on one of the genealogy sites. I entered what I already knew, then called my folks. They both were able to give me a great deal of helpful information but what was the best, was hearing the stories and memories that came up for them.

I'm having a ton of fun but I'm at the place now where I need to spend some time at the library. So, my progress has slowed quite a bit.

Freddyboomboom said...

I'm sure you've found the 18th Infantry Regiment's homepage, and their lineage...

Right here...

This is pretty cool.