Monday, May 27, 2013

Military Monday - a Memorial Day Tribute

My family has a proud military history:

My Father, Richard Enloe Love, Jr. (1914 – 1957) – Served as a U.S. Marine from 1937 to 1945. Served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1938; served and taught at Parris Island, SC and at Quantico, VA; was a Master Tech Sergeant, 5th Engineers, 'E' Company on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Buried in National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

My Grandfather, Baxter H. Wallace (1895 – 1958) – Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Company 'E' of the 101st Infantry; gassed at Verdun, but went back to Europe after treatment. Rejoined the Army from 1924 to 1931 and was stationed in California and in the Philippines. Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Mateo Co., CA.

My Father-in-law, John D. Maitland (1919 – 1997) – Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; was a Tech Sergeant in the 103rd “Cactus Division.” He was with the element of his division that liberated Kaufering Concentration Camp, a sub-camp of Dachau. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Humboldt, Gibson Co., TN

There are not enough words to express our thanks to each of these men for their outstanding service…or to the millions of others who also served.

@2013 Copyright by Carla Love Maitland


  1. you are invited to follow my blog

    1. Thank you, Steve. I will. Somehow my 'followers' bar has disappeared & I cannot get it fixed. Frustrating.

    2. I don't see the 'followers' bar on yours either. Maybe it's my computer - except that I can see the one on my other blog. Complete frustration!

  2. One has eight great-great grandfathers. I found in researching my memoir that six of them served in the Civil War; one is missing; one was too young and his father served. I was simply astounded!

    1. Hello Faith,
      On July 4, 2012, I wrote a post entitled "My Eight Great Surprises!" It addresses the same thing you are talking about. I was astonished, too. :)

      Thanks for reading this post and for commenting. I hope you'll read the blog post I wrote last July.