Monday, July 06, 2009

My grandfather William H. Rothmeier 1899-1968 His WWI paperwork

This is my grandfather's card from the army that he received when he joined in 1917. The photograph was taken at the same time. It was one of two special photos my great grandmother kept with her during WWI.

My grandfather was wounded on November 9, 1918. Just two days before the end of the war!. He was in the hospital for a few months and came home on the hospital ship La France. He received his discharge and in time it worked it way to me. It is neat to see after 90 years.