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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rest Sweetly, World War I Veteran

I just ran across this story of an Irish immigrant who was just laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery--some 92 years after his death!  Read the story of the World War I warrior.

Yes, he may have been a small man, but the service he and his fellow troops provided to this country are tremendous.  Thank you Private Costello and all veterans who have fought for America's freedom.

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hastily buried after a World War I battle in an area known as Bois de Bonvaux near Jaulny, he remained undiscovered for 88 years until......

Ahh, genealogy. Sometimes, you just gotta sit still and hear the sound of taps in your heart for those truly amazing men and women who came to America to be free and were willing to sacrifice it all for that freedom.

©2010 AS Eldredge

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