Blogging from A to Z April 2013 Challenge
U is for U.S. Military
My grandfathers who served:
An * denotes he died in service.
Joel Bluett Culpepper – Confederate Army
William Thomas Fisher – Confederate Army
William Lafayette Brown Jr – Confederate Army
Rev. Joseph M Culpepper – Confederate Army *
Rice Benjamin Carpenter – Confederate Army *
George Washington Spencer – Confederate Army
James C Howington – Confederate Army
William Henry Blanks III – Confederate Army
Hays Rodgers – War of 1812
William Henry Blanks I – American Revolution
Joseph Culpepper Jr – American Revolution
Thomas Young – American Revolution
John B Rice – American Revolution
James Rodgers Sr – American Revolution
Captain Jacob Prickett – American Revolution
My uncles who served:
George M Graham – Confederate Army
Timothy Rodgers – Confederate Army *
Wilson Rodgers – Confederate Army *
Hays Rodgers Jr – Confederate Army
John W Rodgers – Confederate Army *
Benjamin M Culpepper – Confederate Army
Hilliard Carpenter – Confederate Army *
James Monroe Chatham – Confederate Army *
Rev. James Lafayette Blanks – Confederate Army
Richard Lane Blanks – Confederate Army
John Henry Brown – Confederate Army
Absolom Rodgers – War of 1812
…and so very many more. Sleep well, soldiers. Your job is done.
Simple post, but so far from being worthless.
I have a profound respect for anyone who’s served in the military, or is currently serving. People can sit all day long and complain about different wars, or why soldiers are overseas, but at the end of the day the common soldier doesn’t make those decisions. They simply follow orders with the intent to defend their country and their families.
It’s the noblest job, for sure.
I’m sure there are many who served that I don’t even know about. Also didn’t include anything post-1865, so no WWI or WWII or anything else. There are so many who risked everything for freedom and many paid the ultimate sacrifice. When I look at this list, I’m amazed I’m here.