Monday, May 27, 2013

Military Monday: Memorial Day Roll Call

On this Memorial Day, 2013, I would like to start an annual tradition of recognizing and thanking those from my family lines who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in the military:

French-Indian War

- Samuel Ranny, 7th Co., Capt Herlihy, 1st Regiment (1st cousin, 9x removed)

Civil War

- Edward George Ranney, Unit Unknown, Killed at Gettysburg (1st cousin, 4x removed)
- Warren Kea, Unit Unknown, Killed at Antietam/Sharpsburg (husband of 2nd great grand aunt)
- Elias Price, Private, Co. F, 48th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Died at Richmond (2nd cousin, 6x removed)
- Harrell Solomon Horton, Private, Co. F, 48th Regiment, Georgia (1st cousin, 2x removed)
- Elisha Pullen, Unit Unknown (2nd cousin, 3x removed)
- Ezra Carter, 12th U.S. Infantry, Killed at Groveton, Virginia (2nd great grand uncle)
- Francis M. Tapley, 1st Corporal, Company F, 48th Georgia Infantry,  "Johnson County Battleground Guards", Killed at The Crater, Petersburg, Virginia (great grand uncle)
- John Nelson Key, Sgt., Co. G, 32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry.  Died at Confederate Military Hospital, Savannah, Georgia.  (husband of 2nd great grand aunt)
- Lawson Y. Riner, Private, Co. F, Georgia 48th Infantry Division, Died in Hospital, Richmond Virginia (1st husband of 2nd great-grandmother)

 World War I

- Vertie L. Tapley, Unit Unknown, Died in Atlanta of influenza while on his way overseas (3rd cousin, 2x removed)

World War II

- James Cullen "J.C." Tapley, PFC, U.S. Army, 168th Infantry, 34th Division, Killed in Italy (1st cousin, 1x removed)
- Edward Tapley, Private, U.S. Army Infantry (4th cousin, 1x removed)
- James Elbert Tapley, Sgt., U.S. Army, 30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Killed in France (4th cousin, 1x removed)
- Willis Washington Wade, Jr., Ensign, U.S. Navy (4th cousin, 1x removed)

I am grateful.

If you are reading this and are related to or descended from one of these heroes, I would love to hear from you.  If you have a photo, I would like to include it next year.

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