The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan

I passed the 300 posts milestone recently which really made me pause and consider all the research and hours that went into making this website available to the public. It really is an honor to bring the stories of these people to light. My hope is that people learn from the work and pass itContinue reading “The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”

The grind of being a WordPress newbie

I like to think that I pick things up fairly quickly. A couple of years ago I taught myself Adobe InDesign to create a book for the American Legion’s 100th year in Norwalk. Once I got past the structure, the nuance was in the features that could only be found if you spend time withContinue reading “The grind of being a WordPress newbie”


Some have asked me, “why spend all that time researching deceased veterans?” To me, the question answers itself. These are the stories of the life and service of those with ties to Norwalk who made the ultimate sacrifice as a result of service to the country during wartime service. It’s critical we know more aboutContinue reading “Why?”