Monday, June 11, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Milton Turnbach

Time to get some more information that I've got lying around and attach it to someone in my tree. I look forward to having more time to do this when we get settled into our new home, but we're genealogists.  We do what we can, when we can, and I've got a little time right now as babysit my great niece and she naps peacefully in the next room.

Milton Turnbach was born in 1899.  He was the oldest of 8 known children born to Abraham and Mary Turnbach nee Blanchfield:  Milton, William, Robert, Mary, 2 unknown (either died young or were stillborn), Elizabeth, and Anna.

I don't know if Milton married or had children, but with a death date from the Social Security Death Index I can grab his obituary when I get back to Pennsylvania.  Oh how essential that database is to genealogists!

Milton was my first cousin twice removed and he died on November 23, 1988.  He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania.  Rest in peace, Milton.

Military Monday - Central Texas Casualties 2006, 2010, 2011

Just after Memorial Day this year, in the midst of the movers coming and packing our stuff up and the kids' various end of school celebrations, I took some time to visit the newest monument to those that made the ultimate sacrifice.  This monument combined 2006, 2010, and 2011.  My final genealogical act from Central Texas.

Roll Call
SPC Christian M Adams
SPC David A Croft Jr
SGT Shawn D Fannin
PFC David D Finch
CPT Jason E Holbrook
PFC David R Jones Jr
PFC Alexis V Maldonado
PFC Diego M Montoya
SPC Donald S Morrison
SGT Mark A Simpson
PFC Barbara Vieyra

SSG Estevan Altamirano
SGT Michael P Bartley
SSG Nicholas P Bellard
CPT Shawn P T Charles
PFC Adam E Dobereiner
PFC Matthew J England
SPC Robert M Friese
SPC Matthew R Gallagher
SSG Christian A S Garcia
CPL Frank R Gross
SSG Quadi S Hudgins
SPC Dylan J Johnson
SPC Kurt W Kern
SGT Noah M Korte
SGT Martin J LaMar
SGT John A Lyons
SGT Mecolus C McDaniel
CPT Matthew G Nielson

SSG Russell J Proctor
SGT Paul A Rivera
SSG Jorge A Scatliffe
SGT Glenn M Sewell
PFC Steven F Shapiro
PFC Antonio D Stiggins
SGT Steven L Talamantez
SGT Robert G Tenney Jr
CWO Christopher R Thibodeau
CPT David E Van Camp
1LT Omar J Vazquez
PFC Justin M Whitmire
SGT Vorasack T Xaysana

SGT Ahmed K Altaie

May our Soldiers come home soon.