AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: DATE: 3:03:00 PM ----- BODY:
To all our Veterans who have served us well—Thank You! My Grandfather Roy Samuel Niles (1896-1979) U.S. Army Served during World War I—France My Grandmother Margaret Maude Niles Weideman (1900-1990) U.S. Army Served during World War II When her three boys were all fighting in World War II, she up and joined the Army at the age of 41! My Uncle Edward James Niles (1920-) U.S. Army Served during World War II—European Theatre My Uncle Lloyd Roderick Niles (1924-) U.S. Navy Served during World War II—Pacific Theatre My Father Ralph Raymond Niles (1923-1995) Merchant Marines—In times of war the Merchant Seamen are considered part of the armed forces. Served during World War II (Pacific Theatre) and The Korean War My father lost a ship, the Hobart Baker Liberty ship, on December 29, 1944 to a Japanese bomb. The Merchant Marines finally attained Veteran Status for their efforts during World War II in 1988. *** I was hoping to have accompanying photos of my family members in their uniforms, but alas I couldn’t find the album. No new knitting updates.