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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. . . .


Gini said...

A wonderful tribute to Robert E. Henry and his military career Vickie.

Thank you for sharing your family's life and times in such an amazing way here, on your blog.

FranE said...

Nice tribute. I am always amazed at your wonderful skills of keeping dates. Thank you for coming by my 365 photo blog. It is fun having a fellow Texan.

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