Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A salute to Veteran's Day

My grandfather Clarence Arthur (Casey) Robertson was drafted into World War I in June 1917. He was 23. He shipped out to Europe with Co. E 166 Infantry in October 1917, fought in 3 major and 3 minor battle operations and returned after serving in the Army of Occupation in April 1919.

Here he is in a picture taken in France. Back row, left to right: Casey Robertson, Floyd Hiser, Henry Green, Willard Rogers. Front row, left to right: Fay Wolford, an unknown Frenchman, Buck Horshfield. Armistice Day was November 11, 1918.

The War to End All Wars, did not.


Anonymous said...

Amazing. That picture is 90 years old. Where did you find it? Bob

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pic! I have a great one of my dad from WWII, all spiffy in his army uniform--and looking very young. - Pam

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great picture and it's so old. I love old photos. Nice tribute and thanks for commenting on mine. :-)