On the search . . . .

For many years now I've been searching my past in an endeavor to unfold the tales of my family. I've traveled (via the internet) to England, Denmark, Norway, Ohio, Nebraska, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. I've spent time personally visiting historic Boston and their wonderful cemeteries and, or course, visited my ancestors right here in California. My ancestors have touched the world in many places... and I hope to enjoy some of their experiences. I want you to join me as I travel through my past... and uncover their stories..

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day Thanks

For this Veterans Day holiday I'd like to thank some members of my family who have served our Country. 

First, to my Father, Walter Richard Booth who served in the U.S.Navy in the mid 1940's.  He was part of Acorn 25 and served on the USS Maryland. 
S2c: Seaman 2nd Class
HA2c: Hospital Apprentice Second Class

F2c: Fireman 2nd Class

F1c: Fireman 1st Class

Service School Completed: USNNCS, Farragut, Idaho

My first cousin, James E. Booth served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.  
James enlisted at the young age of 19 yrs in 1968.  

He is currently living in California with is wife and is a proud father and grandfather. 

Arthur C. Ferrier was my 1st cousin 1x removed and served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Air Medal.

 The Air Medal was awarded to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement while participating 
 in aerial flight.

John Arthur Ferrier, was my third great grandfather.
He served in the 86th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Union Side of  the Civil War. 

This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, June 10th 1862, to serve three months. It was mustered out September 25, 1862, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Andrew Jackson Ferrier, was my third great grand uncle ( brother of John Arthur Ferrier - above).  He also served in the Civil War.  

He was in the 2nd regiment, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, (112th volunteers).  He was in Company K. He ranked in as a Private and his rank out was as a Private.


Warm regards,