Monday, January 17, 2011
Military Monday :: Robert E. Henry in the Navy
On this date in our family history . . . the 17th day of January . . . in the year 1927 . . . Robert E. Henry (1905-1976), age 21 years 11 months, is in Abilene, Texas preparing an Application for Enlistment in the U.S. Navy . . . he states that he expects to make the Navy his career, and that he has been employed with his father as a farmer for his entire life . . . he is described as being 5'10" tall, and weighing 170 lbs, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion . . .
Four years and many miles later . . . on the same date . . . the 17th day of January . . . in the year 1931 . . . the same Robert E. Henry is honorably discharged after four years of service to his country in the U.S. Navy . . . the place of discharge is listed as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Pennsylvania . . . this Robert E. Henry is the maternal grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog. . . .