Take a look at some of our newest additions to Our Military Heritage
The John Silvis Civil War letters
are difficult to read, but for anyone searching his regiment, the 11th Pennsylvania might be rewarded with some useful information from these 1861-1962 documents.
We have a portrait and other documents relating to Alfred Boerger, U.S. Army soldier
with Company F of the Quartermaster’s Department in World War I. He died after being exposed to poison gas. His remains were returned to Fort Wayne in 1921 and he was buried with honors in Lindenwood.
Brian Paul Kaess has allowed us to post two World War I letters from Talmage Dawson
to his family in Kansas. Unlike Alfred, Talmage made it home and lived until 1974.
Finally, we have the World War I draft record and discharge papers of Fred Suiter
of Michigan. Fred also made it home and lived in Michigan. Richard Wells Shorter
was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and served in World War II in the Army Air Corps in India serving as an air traffic controller. His letters have been made available for preservation by his sister, Sheila Shorter, of Fort Wayne.
Brian Paul Kaess has also made available photographs and military information on Paul Swartz, a World War II sailor
and Francis Swartz, an Air Force pilot
during the Korean War.
And finally we have a photograph and military experiences for William E. Haste
, who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.
Remember that you, too, can memorialize relatives in Our Military Heritage by submitting scans of photographs and documents, or a biography.