Remembering Their Service, But Not Their Names

In the United States, it’s November 11th and we’re celebrating Veterans Day in remembrance of all men and women who have served in the various branches of the armed forces. It’s a day for all of us to reflect on the sacrifices made by our military to keep our country safe.

It seemed only fitting that on Veterans Day I highlight two young men who served in the United States Navy in World War I. And while we will never forget their service, unfortunately the names of these two young sailors have been lost to our family.

Photo of two unidentified WWI SailorsUnidentified sailors, World War I, probably from Kansas. This image appears in the photo album of my grandmother, now in possession of the author, 2012.

I found this photograph in the photo album my grandmother kept prior to her marriage in 1922. I believe the young men would have either been friends or family members. If family, they are most likely either Tyson or Carson men. My grandmother was living in Morris Co., Kansas during World War I. I wish she was here to tell me more about them and their service. If you have any knowledge of them, I would love to know who the young men are.