Dad was shipped out with a gang from Fort Custer to the China/Burma/India theatre (he served in India).
His letters capture some of that time. You can see it here:
In other news, being Memorial Day and all, I planted flowers at the Leatherman graves.
Ken and Martin had flags placed by the cemetery, recognizing their war service. (If Wendell or Mike served in WWII, please let me know and I can ask Deepdale to do that for next year.)
And a fun genealogical fact -- our relative Peter Bricker served as a private in the Revolutionary War. J.P.'s mother, Angeline, was a Bricker on her mother's side. Peter served before the family emigrated to Canada.
Peter was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA on April 1, 1735 and died August 1, 1804 in Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA. The associated ancestor Revolutionary War record associated with Peter on the DAR Genealogical Research Database is here: Ancestor #: A014241. Peter was with the 3D Batt, Cumberland CO. Militia.
Here are a few other photos from the Leatherman graves.
J.P. and Minnie
Iris and Wendell
Eleanor and Mike
Grace and Martin
Jean and Ken
Another view of Deepdale...
And the Wood graves at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Here's William S. Wood.
And Uncle Irving Wood, Minnie's brother.
(We don't know where Junior and Bessie Wood, Minnie's mom, were buried but they died in Lansing. Time for research.
It's not a bad spot to stop for awhile.