Veteran’s Day November 11, 2019
This is my thank you to all the men and women who have served or are presently serving in the military. These are the people who gave me the right to my freedom that I have today.
John Leo Brumley, Sr. (my grandfather) he enlisted on July 1, 1915, in the 2nd Regiment Company K, Missouri National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Laredo, Texas on the Mexican border when he was injured in a non-military accident. He was patrolling the Mexican Border in Texas when a spear cactus pierced him in the right leg just below his knee. He had to have surgery to take care of the infection and was discharged because of his disability after serving only eighteen days. He mustered out of service on January 13, 1917, because of the non-military accident.
William Amalgia Holmes, Jr., he went by “Billie” is my first cousin once removed. Billie was born on March 31, 1921, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri. Billie filled out his Draft Card Registration at the age of nineteen. On February 27, 1942, he enlisted as a US Army Private at Jefferson Barracks, South of St. Louis, Missouri.
Edward Albert Weik – my great-great uncle was born on September 10, 1837, Ketsch, Mannheim, Baden-Germany.
Leo Isaac Brumley is my uncle, he served from January 25, 1943, until January 29, 1946. He was a TEC5 in the United States Army.
Edward Hugh Weik is my uncle, One day a special package was delivered to his mother – it was his Purple Heart he received while fighting in WWII.
All of these men served our country well and then returned home to build a life and had families. Their legacies were pasted down and the stories were told to their children and grandchildren. Take the time to sit with one of the veterans in your family today and closely listen to their stories. You will then discover how important they are and what they went through so you could enjoy the freedoms you have today.