26 December 1918 Dear Bro [Lester Davis], Will drop you a few lines to let you know I’m OK and hope these lines find you all the same. Yesterday was Christmas and a big day here for the Soldiers – plenty of liquor and wine. I saw more drunks yesterday in one day than I […]
Happy Veteran’s Day! It is with gratitude that we honor our veterans past and present. Veteran’s Day began in 1919 as Armistice Day, a remembrance of the first World War and the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice recognizing its’ end on 11 November 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name to Veteran’s […]
Continuing our series of World War II campaign medals, this month’s feature is the American Campaign Medal. History & Service Requirements The American Campaign Medal was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9265 dated 6 November 1942, and subsequently amended by President Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order 9706 dated 15 March 1946, to […]
Last month in this series we talked about the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal of World War II, and this month we are discussing its equivalent in the Pacific theater. History & Service Requirements The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9265 dated 6 November 1942, and subsequently amended by […]
Raymond “Ray” Milton Talifson was born in Pendroy (Bynum), Teton County, Montana on 9 July 1916 to parents Tobias Talifson and Dena Vigen. He attended and graduated from Teton County High School where he had played football and was a reporter for the school newspaper. After high school he worked as an auto mechanic for […]
A memoir of World War II combat medic, Ray Lambert, who made the landings in Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy.