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My Family Veteran Anecdotes

December 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Monica Peters in Veterans - (0 Comments)

By Judy Standar McMurray

Uncle Carl Reisenauer, born 1899, was drafted into the army for WWI. He trained at Washington State College in Pullman and spent some time on a cot in Bohler gym during the 1918 flu epidemic! He was discharged in Dec. 1918. He was drafted again at about age 44 into World War II and had stateside duty. He often commented about serving in two world wars.

My brother, Tim Standar, was in the army during the Viet Nam era. He was so proud when he brought his sharp shooter award home. The family, not so much. We could imagine him in the top of a palm tree over there. Not to worry. At a meeting, the group was asked if anybody could type. He raised his hand and spent the rest of the service in an office in Germany!

 

New book for sale

December 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Monica Peters in Publications - (0 Comments)

Great news! Click here for a flyer with information about our latest publication entitled Whitman County, Washington Territory: Gleanings from Selected Newspapers with Every Name Index (1877 – 1886). This book is authored by Mary Simonsen who transcribed the gleanings and is being published in cooperation with WCGS. The price is $25 for the book or $15 for the CD. The price includes tax and shipping. Along with the flyer is a sample page from the new book. The index of the book lists every name from each gleaning, not just the primary name, along with the name and date of the newspaper in which it appeared. We hope you will consider ordering a copy of this book for your own use, as a gift to your favorite library, or a gift for a friend. The book has much historical information about people, places, land records, etc. from early Whitman County, Washington Territory. Ordering information is on the flyer. Thank you.