Thank a Veteran This Veterans Day!

For Veterans Day last year I wrote a Facebook post to honor my ancestors who served in the military.  In my genealogical research since then, I have discovered two more veterans (my most recent discoveries are #2 and #4).  Here’s the updated list of my ancestor veterans, along with their relationship to me and when they served.

  1. Nathaniel Merriman, 8th Great Grandfather, 1630s
  2. John Pike, 8th Great Grandfather, 1670s
  3. Nicholas Byram, 7th Great Grandfather, 1670s
  4. Hawkins Hart, 6th Great Grandfather, 1720s
  5. Thomas Merwin, 4th Great Grandfather, 1750s
  6. John Hawks, 6th Great Grandfather, 1750s-1770s
  7. Samuel Mase, 3rd Great Grandfather, 1770s
  8. Moses Tullis, 5th Great Grandfather, 1770s
  9. Jan Van Dyke, 6th Great Grandfather, 1770s, killed in action
  10. Peter Elston Mase, 2nd Great Grandfather, 1810s
  11. Joseph Van Brunt, 3rd Great Grandfather, 1810s
  12. Adam Bommer, 2nd Great Grandfather, 1860s
  13. Sylvester Howell Mase, Great Grandfather, 1860s
  14. Jonathan Langdon Tullis, 3rd Great Grandfather, 1860s
  15. Charles Wesley Tullis, 2nd Great Grandfather, 1860s
  16. Aaron Thayer Tullis, Grandfather, 1910s, wounded in action

I wish I could thank each of these ancestors of mine for their service and sacrifice, but of course I cannot.  But I urge each of you to say ‘Thank You’ to any veterans you know.  Our veterans are one of the reasons we have remained a free and strong nation for all these years.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

2 Responses to “Thank a Veteran This Veterans Day!”

  1. Jack Villecco Says:

    Mr. Mase, Thank you for your service.

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