This Memorial Day, I'm remembering two relatives who each served in one of the 20th century's two world wars.
In honor of Veterans Day I posted yesterday an essay about my uncle Frank Ebner Gartz, a World War II navigator. Today I'd like to post about a tribute to a family member who lost his life in World War I.
Lt. Frank Ebner Gartz DOB 1924 This Memorial Day, I’m remembering two relatives who each served in one of the two world wars. World War II My dad’s younger brother, Frank Ebner Gartz, was a navigator in the [...]
World War I trench warfarephoto credit: www.anunews.net/blog Last week’s photos pictured Josef and Lisi Gartz, with their two young sons, Friedrich and Wilhelm happy and healthy in Chicago about early 1916 (see below) and again in the summer [...]
John Koroschetz, date uncertain John Koroschetz, my mom’s father, received his Certificate of Naturalization on November 6, 1914 (below). John had divorced his Austrian wife, named as Carolina, four months earlier. Yet this certificate still notes he has as wife, [...]