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.

3 comments:

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. :-)