My nephew fought at Fallujah, my brother in Vietnam. My father crossed the Rhine as a 42nd (Rainbow) Division artilleryman.
And my Great-Uncle Elmer fought with the 35th Division in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. He was shot and gassed at the little village of Exermont, southeast of Verdun, where the Germans made mincemeat of the 35th Division.
With the Western Front Association – US Branch — now the World War One Historical Association — I’ve made five trips to the battlefields in Belgium and France. My particular interest is operations in the Ypres Salient.
In addition to writing this blog, I am administrator of the WW1HA Facebook page.