1942 — Seattle, Washington
Grand-dad Sidney Hamilton Fadely served in "WW II" . . . . . a Rip-roaring man of 46 joined on 27 April, 1942 to go to Washington State and cut trees for making wood (airplane) trainers for the US ARMY (AAC)
Happy New Year! I was doing a little research this morning on my Grand-dad, Sidney Hamilton Fadely (my grandpa on my mom's side, 1895) this morning. I know he served in the US Army and was deployed in Washington State with a a group of soldiers whose function was to cut trees for lumber to build WWI airplanes. I remember reading some records on the unit he served in in the Army from my mom, but, for the life of me, can't locate them and mom passed on April 22nd of this last year. If you have other records of him and his unit, I'd be glad to know about them, Grandpa Fadely was one hell of a man. He was from West Virginia (where I was also born), was a college professor at Rio Grande College (Rio Grande University now), had his own morning radio show for local farmers, was a fiddle-player (had the great Clark Kessinger, also a fiddle-player, in his living room many a night around the fireplace in their home where I listened attentively during vacations there), and a Methodist lay minister in their area in southern Ohio where they lived in a 2-story colonial home across the street from the Rio Grande College campus. He was also the Meig's County Vocational Agriculture Director and taught algebra and trigonometry to Rio Grande students who they rented out rooms in their home to.
Many thanks, ~Bob Shank, Tucson WOW Bob, What a "Grandpa"!!!
Barbara Connolly; - PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com Historical Researcher