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July 3 2011 at 6:59 PM
Dennis  (no login)


Response to My great grandfather

Do you know much about the family back before they immigrated to America? I sadly do not.

I picked up that Dad's side, Ukrainian, were farmers. My maternal grandfather, Polish, served in the Austrian army. There was no Poland at the time.

I have some of his service papers. Half Pint John helped me get them translated. Nothing special, but they mean a lot to me!

Had he not migrated he would have been on the Russian front at the outbreak of the Great War. IIRC his commitment was for 2 years active duty and 6-8 in the reserves, carrying to sometime in 1915.



    
This message has been edited by D1J1 on Jul 3, 2011 7:01 PM


 
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