Veterans who served our country to help to keep the peace for our nation and for others from the end of the American Revolution, through the Cold War to the present.  The sacrifices they and their families made to keep us secure is often overlooked

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Honoring the service of both the living and the dead

Let us not forget the dedication and honor of the military men and women who served their country between the big wars. We can thank them for keeping the peace, a job just as important as winning a war.  But also, let us remember that on several occasions in our country's history, these peace time warriors faced bullets and bombs that killed and wounded just as surely as those used against us in "real" wars. We mention here a few, including but not limited to; the Barbary Coast Pirates during the administration of Thomas Jefferson: the expedition against Poncho Villa, the Berlin air lift, the Lincoln Brigade in Spain, peace keeping missions in Lebanon, Panama, Kosovo, Somalia, Granada and as part of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis.


PVT. CHARLES IRA TROWBRIDGE - Son of James McGrew Trowbridge and Sarah Ann Snyder, was born March 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, (West) Virginia.  He died some time after 1938 probably in Virginia.  Charles enlisted in the 2nd Artillery Regiment, Company E, the U.S. Army on April 28, 1890 and received a disability discharge on July 18, 1892.  Charles married Jessie Effie Blaney on March 14, 1895 probably in Kingwood.  The couple had three children: Mamie Pearl, born June 5, 1896 in Kingwood; Ruth White, born January 1, 1898 in Kingwood; Lloyd Warden Trowbridge, born October 8, 1899 in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia.  SOURCE:  (1) Francis Bacon Trowbridge, THE TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY (1908); (2) U.S. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Provo, UT, USA: [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), (1885-1890) L-Z. This database contains a register of enlistments in the U.S. Regular Army from 1798-1914. The Regular Army is comprised of career soldiers and maintained through peacetime. Therefore, this database will not usually include individuals who enlisted as part of a reserve or during wartime for limited periods of time, or in a military unit raised by a state. Data in these registers was compiled from a variety of other military records, including enlistment papers, muster rolls, and unit records.

Ronald N. Wall
Modified:  08 May 2011