DATE: 3:03:00 PM
To all our Veterans who have served us well—Thank You!
Roy Samuel Niles (1896-1979)
Served during World War I—France
Margaret Maude Niles Weideman (1900-1990)
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!
Edward James Niles (1920-)
Served during World War II—European Theatre
Lloyd Roderick Niles (1924-)
Served during World War II—Pacific Theatre
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.
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