Somme American Cemetery, outside Bony, France. Photo by Jim Nolan. Click to enlarge.
My great uncle Lt. John Curry lies buried here along with 1,843 other fallen soldiers. He died on May 28, 1918 during the Battle of Cantigny, America's first big engagement in WWI. My great-grandmother, Sara, visited his grave here twice, the second time as part of a Gold Star Mother's Pilgrimage. You can hear John's story below.
A beautiful stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Armistice. Two of my great uncles, John and Robert, died in WWI. John is buried in France. Robert was lost at sea. This stamp is part of a small collection my Grandfather Bengt gave my mother.