George Carris in the US Navy

Veterans’ Day has rolled around again. And I know I have posted most of these pictures before..

We’ve had many military men in my family… my papa [see the first two pictures] and several great uncles… and others too.

I had relatives in the Civil War.. including my great, great, great grandfather. Claiborne Cook and his brother, Tennison, enlisted in the First Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army. They joined up together and were later separated within their division. Tenny became a scout and Claiborne a Supply Sergeant. Tennison Cook never made it home though. He was captured by the Confederate Army and died of malnutrition, disease, and starvation at the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Claiborne, on the other hand, did make it home, and — in fulfillment of a previously discussed arrangement between the brothers — he took care of Tennison’s family. He eventually married his brother’s young widow, Emily, and they had five children in addition to Tennison and Emily’s six children.

Papa was in the Navy during World War 2.

Some of my relatives were in the Revolutionary War.

In light of today being Veterans’ Day, I decided to share just a bit about my family in the military. The photos I have linked need some work, as all I’ve done with them at this point consists of fixing up a couple of major spots. 

Thank you so much to all the veterans out there… for all you do and for being brave. If you’re away from your family right now… make it home, make it safe. And know that I am praying for you all.

*Wordpress is being stupid.. very uncooperative.. right now… so these pictures aren’t lined up or captioned or anything.











Uncle Jack

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