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He is a relative I just found yesterday while searching ancestry.com . Another one too add to the list below. Carey Grayson Elsea served with Co. I 194th Glider Infantry. 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Star for Bravery under fire. Photo was taken in England while recovering from a second wound. I have not researched him yet. But thought it was appropriate to share as it is the Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

 

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Sgt Ernest Stuart Elsea 29th Division "Taken in Holland 1944"

nice Tanker Jacket...

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Great photos. If you need any help researching the 29er, please PM me as I might be of assistance. It's also pretty neat to see his last name inked onto his Tanker Jacket

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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How common is the name Elsea? I know you were a bit excited when I listed that WW1 document signed by an Elsea.

 

Congratulations on finding a few more pieces.

Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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Very cool! How are they related if you don't mind me asking? I found some distant cousins that served in Normandy thanks to ancestry.

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These are also distant cousins. Both of these men are from Virginia, my home state.

The last name Elsea. is not too common, there are more than you'd think. We are imported from England. I trace my heritage to the Colonies. Virginia, Maryland. Migrating to Tennessee, Kentucky & mid west. Now were coast to coast.

Sully, I had actually researched Albert Elsea before the document You listed here. I now have framed on my wall. I was very excited to see it. He has two US patents under his name. He was in the 29th Division, 111th MG Co. A. He was a two time recipient of the DSC. One of his patents was a elevation & traverse mechanism for adjusting fire on the 1917 one mil click at a time. The other was a Turbo charger for radial aircraft engines. Both can be found on line under his name. He retired a Major.

Thanks for the comments guys.

P/S my Dads dog tags are out there some where. Richard Elsea. I would love to one day get them back. NOK. (stolen) no questions asked....

David Elsea


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Here is my Dad. Pvt. Richard Elsea on Guadal Canal 1942-43 (20 years old)

 

SFMike...in your picture of your Dad. Airborne troopers living in the woods, but look at the shine on those boots "Proud" great picture

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Those guys were notliving in the woods.

It was a company area established somewhere in Austria in or near a forest.

Used to have a lot of pics off them at te eagles nest, a concentration camp, etc.

Now gone.

If you had ever been a Paratrooper you would know about boots.

Also those are not field uniforms.

I still have that Ike Jacket.

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Here is my Dad. Pvt. Richard Elsea on Guadal Canal 1942-43 (20 years old)

 

SFMike...in your picture of your Dad. Airborne troopers living in the woods, but look at the shine on those boots "Proud" great picture

Why does he look like he is wearing sailors clothing? Is it the photo? Looks like the blue denim bell bottoms and chambray shirt?

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