Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day 2016

     Some time ago, I was looking for anything related to my grandmother singing at White Hall City, a big band concert hall in Ogden, Utah. The public library found me this article by chance, and I was blown away. It's regarding my grandfather's service, along with his brother, AND father who had already served in WWI.
     Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served. I'm grateful for our freedoms, and those who have dedicated their lives to providing it.


The article reads:

     "FAMILY AFFAIR...W. Frederick Schofield (above left) and A. Wayne Schofield (above right) brothers in the army air corps, have been followed by their father, Walter H. Schofield (at the side) a veteran sailor of the last war. He leaved Monday to join the fleet on the Pacific coast.

     Father Follow Youths Into Nation's Armed Services - Not to be outdone by his two sons, Walter H. Schofield, 41 of 875 Sixteenth, Saturday enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as quartermaster, second class, from 1918 to 1922. He is one of Ogden's veteran barbers.
     Mr. Schofield's two boys are in the army air corps. W. Frederick Schofield, 21, is a mechanic and is already serving his country in the Pacific area. A. Wayne Schofield, 19, is a pilot and plans to become a bombadier. He is at Moffatt field, Calif.
     The older boy is starting his third year in the service, and the younger one has been in the army air corp for a little more than a year. Mr. Schofield joined the navy through Ogden recruiting sub-station."

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