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Monday, May 30, 2016

Remembered

John Beale, son of Thomas Beale, died May 1778, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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Blogger Josh May 30, 2016 1:20 PM  

An amazing legacy.

Anonymous Stephen J. May 30, 2016 1:32 PM  

God defend John and his heirs.

Blogger Ben Cohen May 30, 2016 1:39 PM  

RIP

Anonymous VFM #6306 May 30, 2016 1:43 PM  

Remembered:

William Mclean Gwynne, USA and his brother David Willis Gwynne, CSA

Both killed in action at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 30, 2016 2:03 PM  

As a pre-Rev snob that can't be topped

Blogger Pseudotsuga May 30, 2016 2:17 PM  

I have a great-to-the-x grandfather who survived the Revolutionary War, and a great^3 grandfather who fought in a Wisconsin regiment for the Civil War and survived. My grandfather served in the US Army between WWI and WWII, My brother is an Army Vet of the late 1980s. My Nephew is an active duty U.S. Marine and a gung-ho patriot.
I have no direct relatives who died in battle, but I pause to remember those who fought or served or even died beside my family members. Rest in peace.

Blogger Stilicho May 30, 2016 2:22 PM  

For how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers and temples of his gods?

Blogger jean in virginia May 30, 2016 2:40 PM  

G-G grandfather Josiah Young, CSA, buried in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Left wife and small children in South Carolina. Other relatives from Texas made it home, apparently.

We both have ancestors that fought the British in the Revolution, WWI, (not WWII strangely, but my grandfather had a critical job stateside) and husband and I both served in the US Navy. We have sworn the oath.

Anonymous trk May 30, 2016 2:46 PM  

I had two family members die at Gettysburg fighting for Georgia.

Blogger pyrrhus May 30, 2016 2:58 PM  

Lt. Richard Mcmahon,Indian Militia, killed Nov.7, 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Anonymous Ronnie May 30, 2016 3:02 PM  

RIP

Anonymous Keener May 30, 2016 3:12 PM  

Father at Iwo Jima, cousin died at Anzio beachhead, ancestors fought in War Between the States, War of 1812, Revolutionary War.

Blogger Zimri May 30, 2016 3:20 PM  

I had two family members die at Gettysburg fighting for Georgia.

Your state has quit remembering your day of remembrance, 26 April.

Blogger Jake May 30, 2016 3:44 PM  

Remembering my grandfather who survived the Chosin reservoir in Korea. Semper FI

Blogger Nate May 30, 2016 3:46 PM  

one of my fondest memorial day memories... we had just moved to nashville from ky.. and it was the end of my first year in highschool down in nashville. there had been a lot of "snow days" so the year ran late and we were still in school for memorial day. My mom was talking about the up coming three day weekend.. and I was like.. "mom we're supposed to be at school on monday." she laughed and she was like... no.. its memorial day.

So she called the principle and asked if school was open on memorial day..

the principle... old dude named Mr Stansfield said, "Ma'am... we don't celebrate that yankee holiday."

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra May 30, 2016 3:54 PM  

Wonderful timely appropriate way to recall bloodline whom are dearly departed.

1, 2 Agreed, an amazing transcendent legacy. Many say its honorable to die for something greater than themselves.

Blogger Sheila4g May 30, 2016 4:04 PM  

Honor and reverence to all those mentioned, beginning with John Beale. May I add my own remembrance of my late father-in-law, a seemingly quiet, easy-going man who devoted his life to the United States that was, graduating from Ranger School and Jump School along the way to further enable him to support his wife and sons.

I somehow missed Greg Hood's bittersweet post last Memorial Day, which is reprinted today at Radix: Memorial Day In the Hollow Empire. Add my sorrow for my son who hoped to follow his grandfather's footsteps in his own fashion and become a warrior, and whose nascent military career will shortly end due to his increasing realization that, as Hood writes, " . . . it’s about a military and government now openly organizing on the principle of anti-White hatred even as it depends on Whites to fight, work, pay, and die for the whole foul System."

Blogger Noah B May 30, 2016 4:36 PM  

Bill Pelletier, good friend who did 3 tours in Vietnam but never talked about his time in the bush. Made it out alive, I got to know him when helped me build my first AR. Died of liver cancer in 2003.

Blogger Ben Cohen May 30, 2016 4:38 PM  

Speaking to an up and coming "anti-racist" the other day who is happy that southern heritage is being ripped down, you realize that all of this comes from the rot in the education system. That's the root that must be ripped out.

Blogger Rollo the Cat May 30, 2016 4:45 PM  

I walk in Valley Forge Park all the time. What regiment was he with?

Blogger praetorian May 30, 2016 5:18 PM  

Witnessed.

Anonymous Cheddarman May 30, 2016 7:04 PM  

Remembering my German forefathers in western Ohio that stood against the War of Northern Agression.

Anonymous Johnny Rebb May 30, 2016 7:12 PM  

God bless you Vox and God bless you for the war you keep fighting. Had a great, great, great grandfather who fought alongside Jackson. Still have the letter from Jackson. Dad's uncle had two purple hearts from ww2. One from Getting creased in the helmet from a jap bullet and another from jumping on a grenade and tossing it back. Got Fraged himself. I just hope to inheirant his pocket watch.

Anonymous Gen. Kong May 30, 2016 7:15 PM  

Ben Cohen:
Speaking to an up and coming "anti-racist" the other day who is happy that southern heritage is being ripped down, you realize that all of this comes from the rot in the education system. That's the root that must be ripped out.

As VD has noted for over a decade, anyone who puts their child in the government skool gulag known as public edumacayshun is guilty of child abuse. There are no exceptions to this rule. It's enemy territory and has been so for decades.

Blogger Nate May 30, 2016 7:36 PM  

"Remembering my German forefathers in western Ohio that stood against the War of Northern Agression. "

Copperheaded.

Blogger Beefy Levinson May 30, 2016 7:36 PM  

Great great great grand-uncle Joseph Howell Boydstun, Company D, 17th Texas Infantry, CSA. Died in 1863, not by Yankee bullets but Confederate medicine.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr May 30, 2016 7:45 PM  

Nate, did they celebrate Confederate Memorial Day?

I'll observe that I also have a thought for those who died in "peacetime", both on and off the battlefield. The sea and sky are cold, lethal places to work, and give neither truce nor quarter in their efforts to kill you.

Blogger Ben Cohen May 30, 2016 8:11 PM  

Gen. Kong that video was something out of 1984.

Blogger Nate May 30, 2016 8:21 PM  

Confederate Memorial Day in TN is June 3rd. Always out of school before then.

OpenID theamericanist May 30, 2016 9:04 PM  

Ancestors fought in every war on New England and New York soil since 1620. Patriots and UEL.

Civil War ancestors almost a dime a dozen. The rolls are chock full of us, including names of the children of repatriated Loyalists who tarried in Ontario for a while, as did the Israelites in the desert before them Yes, we Yankees owned slaves, a few anyway, and later saw our sons killed in Lincoln's War.

Our Huguenots are Carolingian, eschewing title and wealth to settle the frontier of the Hudson Valley.

Our UEL people hosted a great Revolutionary battle that bears their family name. More than half their children died of exposure on the forced march to Ontario.

The first SOB to bitch about white privilege I'm going to beat down until he face is no longer recognizably human.

It's the least I can do for my progenitors who rendered their own lives to my benefit.

Anonymous NateM May 30, 2016 9:18 PM  

To the Lost.

Anonymous DGM May 30, 2016 9:23 PM  

You gave me a bad start there, Vox. For a second I misread "Thomas" as "Theodore" and was about to offer my condolences for your loss. Good thing it sunk in what year you were talking about first.

Anonymous Hoppes #9 May 30, 2016 9:25 PM  

Remembering kin, officers and enlisted, who served in the War for Independence and 1812. Later, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson killed at Chancellorsville. husband of cousin Eleanor Junkin Jackson (first wife). Also, Captain Walter C. Oliver. 100th PA, wounded at 2nd Bull Run, wounded at Cold Harbor, killed at Petersburg in Battle of the Crater.

Blogger ThirdMonkey May 30, 2016 9:50 PM  

We named my eldest son Thomas Jackson. I hope he's half the man Stonewall was, both on the battlefield on on his knees in prayer. My heart hurts for my uncle Ted, who was in the Battle of the Bulge at 19. A shell hit his foxhole, and he was the only one of four of his buddies that survived. His brother was KIA in North Africa.

Blogger ray May 30, 2016 9:55 PM  

Sweet Uncle O, with a fiver for every nephew and niece at birthdays and Christmas. There were a lot of nephews and nieces! as it was Pre-Transformed America. Uncle O over there on the couch with legs crossed, in your pleated slacks, whatever was left. Only opened his mouth to eat.

Five dollars was a treasure to a kid during the Cenozoic. We were awed.

1941-45, captured from Wake by Japs and nastily treated. Because farming in South Dakota wasn't privilege enough.

Two bombs ain't so bad, islands have been known to sink.

May God bless and comfort you, Uncle O.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau May 30, 2016 9:56 PM  

Remembering Mom's ancestors who fought with Newt Knight in the Free State of Jones and Dad's who served in the 13th Mississippi Infantry in Barksdales Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee.

Anonymous kfg May 30, 2016 10:21 PM  

Remembering the one I remember; a cousin shot down over North Vietnam.

Anonymous kfg May 30, 2016 10:23 PM  

And a few friends who made it home, but died of not being able to leave it behind.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 31, 2016 12:36 AM  

It's passing strange. I am descended from soldiers on both sides of the family, yet, as far back as I have been able to trace, at least 5 generations, nobody lost in battle.
5 of my uncles were at Normandy, 2 at Anzio. All survived.
My father served as a forward artillery spotter and radioman in the Pacific. 2 silver stars, 3 Purple Hearts, made it through relatively unscathed.
My brother served in Vietnam. Granted he was a heavy equipment mechanic, but he still killed 2 snipers and a saboteur, the last hand-to-hand. Came home with malaria and a heroin addiction, but he's done okay.
Another brother served in forward combat groups in the various secret wars in Central America through the 80's and 90's. Came home without a scratch.
Both my grandfathers were Horse Cavalry (one US, one Canadian) in France in the Great War.
My great-grandfather and all 4 of his brothers served in the Michigan Volunteer Artillery and/or Infantry during the Civil War. All came home more or less. One left a leg behind in Missisippi.
The survivors not only write the history books, they sire the next generation.

Blogger Patrikbc May 31, 2016 2:19 AM  

US Navy Petty Officer 1st class Emilio Padulese, my wife's late husband and father of my three eldest...Godspeed brother

OpenID vfmshadow0342 May 31, 2016 5:40 AM  

-Hiram George, who fought in 'Bloody Kansas' against the Yankees.
-A nameless ancestor who fought at the 2nd Battle of Independence, MO
-my great-uncle, who survived Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the WW2
-my other great-uncle, who was a tank mechanic in Patton's 3rd Army

Blogger Mark Butterworth May 31, 2016 6:09 AM  

I don't know about topping anyone else's ancestors, but my surname line goes back to 1630 and were in Rehoboth where King Philip's War began although the records only show they contributed money to the effort and not any men.

Nevertheless, men from my grandmother's line were:

Isaac Allard died in 1756 at Crown Point in The French and Indian War when he was twenty-seven years old, while his son, Andrew died at age twenty-four in 1777, after having fought under George Washington in the Battle of New York and Long Island.

Over 200 men with my family name fought in the War of Northern Aggression, about twice as many for the North than South. I don't know how many were directly related to me, though, but any from Massachusetts or Rhode island probably were cousins.

My father and uncle were in WWII.

Blogger skiballa May 31, 2016 6:43 AM  

"I don't know about topping anyone else's ancestors, but my surname line goes back to 1630 and were in Rehoboth where King Philip's War began although the records only show they contributed money to the effort and not any men."

My family lost one 12 September of 1675 at the Battle of Bloody Brook and another on 3 May 1676 during King Philip's War.

Blogger skiballa May 31, 2016 6:52 AM  

* Not trying to top anyone either, and in reference to a topic from a few days ago, my family was represented in the Continental Army, militia, and Massachusetts Navy. I have no record of any direct ancestor serving during the "War of Northern Aggression", but G-Grandfather in WWI all males of my Grandfather's Gen during WWII, two Uncles in Nam, and my brother and I during the most recent Gulf War. None lost since Prince Philip"s War.

Blogger Sheila4g May 31, 2016 10:26 AM  

@39 Snidely Whiplash: "It's passing strange. I am descended from soldiers on both sides of the family, yet, as far back as I have been able to trace, at least 5 generations, nobody lost in battle."

I don't have any family going back that many generations, but despite both grandfathers in WWI (one in many of the most infamous battles) and numerous Uncles in Korea, same here - no one died in battle.

My late father-in-law did a tour in Vietnam in 64'-'65 and got both Bronze and Silver stars, and I read (can't find the reference at the moment) that two of his successors both were killed in action, but he came home physically intact (although painfully thin).

Anonymous Eduardo May 31, 2016 12:40 PM  

I am sorry, I didn't really intended to post here, but I've heard one more time a certain speech:

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=42585

Anonymous andon May 31, 2016 4:29 PM  

in case it wasn't mentioned, there is a Beale Air Force base in Northern California. I think the SR-71 Blackbird flies out of there, or used to.

Anonymous Name May 31, 2016 6:18 PM  

Honoring your ancestors is a definite prerequisite for respecting future

As a non american, I repsect this patriotic guy, his cause, and most of all his legacy.

Well done John !

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