John Sherman Lathrop was a student at the University of Illinois when the United States entered into World War I – he was also a soldier, first of the Illinois National Guard and then of the famed 42nd Infantry Division in France during 1918.
Flying Fish on “R & R” … These photographs were in the collection of Lt Robert Smith and depict a little “R & R” while visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ‘Me’ would be Lt Robert “Bobby” Smith, and his friends are Lt. D.H. Stouch and Hyman. No other identification is marked on the photographs, but it […]
Pounding waves. Pounding hearts. The weight of fear now crashing the shore. The roar of engines. Men barking orders. Men screaming in agony. Silent screams now frozen on the faces Of men who lay on their graves of sand. Unchained from a united hell. Their souls linger with those still living – Who must make […]
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, […]
What’s “three miles up, three miles down?” (Hint: It’s in the photo at right.) In our Memorial Day post, we mentioned taking a little trip to Westminster, South Carolina; but about 20 miles west of there lies Toccoa, Georgia, and that Army Airborne hallowed ground known as Currahee. During World War II, Camp Toccoa was […]