Rudy’s return: Arkansan who went missing during WWII to be laid to rest today – This article about one of the soldiers I researched for the Army is giving me all the feels.
“I just remember that he was a very loving brother and he was kind-hearted. The best way I can say it is, ‘To know Rudy is to love Rudy.’ He loved trying to please people. He was a very amazing young man.”
Why Are Children and Grandchildren of Immigrants So Eager to Keep Immigrants Out? – So I wrote another article regarding immigration – this one featuring Rep. Bob Goodlatte. Turns out there was a really interesting immigration saga in his recent family tree.
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From Yoga to Movie Nights: How Cemeteries Are Trying to Attract the Living – nobody wants a sedentary cemetery
Soldier Captured In The Korean War Accounted For (Mullins) – Welcome home, Cpl. Thomas Hays Mullins who lost his life in the Korean War. Honored to have researched your family. RIP.
This Is Me. Mandy Moore out to discover Irish roots on trip to Tipp – Mandy Moore to be on “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Funeral Announcement For Airman Killed During World War II (Fazekas, F.) – I don’t know what’s going on, but there have now been 6 identifications of soldiers I’ve researched over the years in just the last 2 weeks. I can’t explain it, but am very grateful. This case was really interesting and involved Hungarian research.
Welcome home to 1st Lt. Frank A. Fazekas.
I’ve Got a Crush on Steven Tyler’s Grandfather – So Steven Tyler was 70 earlier this week and folks in Poland are working overtime to claim him on Twitter. Fair enough! Here’s a piece I wrote some time ago about his Polish roots. Incidentally, he had a Polish great-uncle who emigrated to Argentina and became a best-selling author and this Italian great-uncle who came to America where he was described by the New York Times as a “young man of 19, with a mass of hair arranged in the fashion of musicians.”
74 years later, a pilot who crashed in France returns home – Be still my ♥. Love this piece re: 1st Lt. Frank A. Fazekas, recently identified WII hero. Honored to have researched his family. Welcome home, Sir.
Actor Anthony Wong finds family who never knew him, after BBC report – Cool reunion story!
WWII veteran meets long-lost son at National Infantry Museum – And another multinational reunion.
Funeral Announcement For Soldier Killed During The Korean War (Simon, P.) – And still they come. This is now 7 soldiers I’ve researched who have been IDed in the last 2 weeks. Really odd, but also wonderful. Coincidentally, this soldier – like the one I shared yesterday – was from a Hungarian immigrant family.
Welcome home and RIP to Sgt. 1st Class Peter “Pete” William Simon who gave his life in the Korean War.
A Korean War MIA finally gets a name and a grave – An article about Sgt. First Class Peter “Pete” William Simon, the hero I posted about earlier today. Gave his life in the Korean War. RIP.
Photo Credit: Michela Simoncini