U.S. Navy


Port Chicago: Tragedy and Travesty

[We were about to board the California Zephyr in Sacramento for the beginning of our Grand Genealogy Journey. But first, for the occasion of the third edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy, let’s backtrack in time and distance. The theme of the Carnival is “They served with honor~In Memoriam~African-Americans in the Military, 1914-1953.”  Here, we follow the route of …Continue reading →

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An Attempted Act of Genealogical Kindness

On Wednesday, Randy Seaver posted this item about the discovery of some love letters between a Navy man and his wife during World War II.  Seems the letters were found in a trash can at a thrift store  in Grass Valley, California, about 50 miles north of my location.   The letters came from Claude Dawson in the South Pacific to …Continue reading →

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