Just a quiet, but sincere thank you to the all our veterans out there. I went through the family photo albums to find pictures of some of our family members in uniform. This is by no means all the veteran family members. There are so many more I do not have a picture of in their uniform.
Ricky Craft. My husband. He was in the National Guard, but is still technically considered a Vietnam Vet.
My dad, John (Leck) Horton. Don’t know who his buddy is. I couldn’t find a picture of just Daddy. WWII
Henry Craft. Ricky’s father. WWII
Frank Horton. My dad’s brother. Purple Heart. WWII
William Thomas Horton, Jr. My grandfather. WWI
R.D. (Sonny) Norred. My 1st cousin once removed. WWII
Alonza Royal. My first cousin once removed. WWII
Ed Royal. Brother to Alonza. WWII
Herbert “Cotton” Royal. Another first cousin once removed. WWII
Wilbur Royal. Brother to Cotton, above. WWII
Leon Hurt. My first cousin once removed. WWII
Roland Hammett. My first cousin once removed. WWII
Talmage Royal. My grand uncle. WWI. Lost at sea.
Bennie Norred. My first, great, grand uncle. WWI
And here’s Daddy in today’s Veteran’s Day parade.