World War II
|My paternal grandfather Paul C. Wadleigh (1925-2007)|
Paul served in the Navy during WWII as a mine sweeper in the Pacific Theater.
He later served in the Korean War before being discharged in 1954 as a lieutenant.
|My grandfather's oldest brother Eric J. Wadleigh (1916-2011)|
Eric was a member of the 72nd Field Artillery Regiment of the Army during World
|My grandfather's middle brother Gerald M. Wadleigh (1920-1984)|
Gerald was a lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, serving in
Germany and England. He was discharged in 1946.
|My maternal grandfather Ben T. Plymale (1926-1981)|
Ben was in the ROTC during high school and then served in the Navy between 1944
and 1946. During his service, he was based primarily on Guam.
World War I
|My great-grandfather's brother Gerald T. Wadleigh (1893-1983)|
Gerald served in the Navy during World War I.
|My great-grandfather Benjamin H. Plymale (1888-1929)|
Benjamin served as a Mess Sergeant in the Army during World War I between
1917 and 1919. He served in Europe, with the majority of time spent in France.
|My great-grandfather Neil F. Bixby (1893-1985)|
Neil served in the Army during World War I from 1917 to 1919, being
stationed in Europe. He later worked as a civilian for the Army
Corps of Engineers for over 30 years.