Friday, November 11, 2011

My Favorite WWI Veteran

Veteran Day – Corporal George Strader
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George Strader was a WWI Corporal for the 805th Pioneer Infantry, AEF. He was born in Glendale Kentucky, 27 September 1894 and the son of James Nelson and Mary (Gaddie) Strader. He married Blanche Blanton around 1921 after serving in Europe and returning home. Strader, a disabled veteran was from Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. He enlisted 19 Jul 1918, died in Denver, Colorado 28 Mar 1954 and buried in the Ft. Logan National Cemetery. 

Strader was a part of Company D, and served in France. 

The story of Strader'sWWI helmet: read WWI Chandelier.

Kathleen Strader Brandt
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  1. Oh, Kathleen! What a wonderful portrait! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great photo and I love the story about his helmet. I guess no one ever had to wonder where they put it!