Houston County, Alabama, Heritage
World War II
This is merely a beginning of what could be an excellent collection that would be valuable to descendants. We should collect whatever personal correspondence might be available and scan these letters to archive at TSUD. Remember, if you keep this in your personal collection who will preserve it for the next? Sadly, often our children do not share our knowledge or care, and those who might need the information will forever be denied it. This is not a place for modesty and humility or political correctness in "filtering" our history. It is what it is and we have become who we are because of the dialectic of the association of all of the players on the grand stage of history.
|Soldier||Service||Where the Genealogy file is located||Name of CD where Picture is located|
Dr. Elkanah George Burson
|U.S. Army where he received training in Anesthesiology in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Army Medical School at Walter Reed Hospital under Mayo Clinic doctor, Major Mousel. He then served in Leyte, Philippines, at the 116th Station Hospital.|
Jean Bronson Gillis
|After graduating from nursing School at St. Margaret's in Montgomery, she joined the Army. She helped man a hospital train based out of Cherbourg, France. There she tended soldiers severely wounded on the battlefields of France and in the Battle of the Bulge. Jean Gillis received a Battle Star.|
Your pictures and stories about your ancestor are welcome.