Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Found this postcard today while browing through some antique and flea market shops in Pensacola, Florida. From World War I, the postcard reminded me of my great-uncles who died while serving their "Home and Country" during that conflict. Lawrence Evans Robinson and James Clyde Cofield both died of influenza during the epidemic that raged through the armed forces during World War I. Clyde died in October, and Lawrence in November, 1918. Many more soldiers died from influenza than they did in combat.

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