Military Family

The other day, I was looking over a book that had belonged to my paternal grandfather (now owned by my brother). Granddad is #133. Cocky booger, isn’t he? Look at that tilted hat. Love it.

167 U.S. Infantry, Company A
Paternal Grandfather

Earlier, I had been looking at the records of my maternal great uncles who had also fought in WWI. Turned out most Alabama boys were in the same 167th U.S. Infantry (previously Fourth Infantry National Guard of Alabama). The three uncles were in Company C while the one in the picture was part of Company A. They were on the same ship (picture) to England and later made their way to France.

S. S. Lapland

By the way, before WWI, the 167th had gone to the Mexican border to protect it from Pancho Villa.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancho_Villa_Expedition)

I added a few more pictures from the book you might find of interest, if you’re like me and love history (family’s or not).

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