Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Dear Mom,

I know you had brothers who served in the war and I’m sure it wasn’t easy wondering if they’d make it back. In honor of those who have served in the war and are now serving, I express my sincere thanks. These are just some of my relatives and friends that I know and I’m sure there are many more that I’m unaware of (forgive me). I’m also ignorant of the fact as to what capacity, and which line of the military (working on that so I apologize if I have it incorrect). To those now serving, may God bless you and keep you safe.

Husband Norm Obermoeller – Marine (Vietnam)
Brother Warren Moellering – Army (Vietnam)
Brother-in-law Frank Malawey – Navy (Vietnam)
Brother in-law Dale Obermoeller – Army (Vietnam)
Exhusband #1 – Green Beret/POW (Vietnam)
Friend Harvey Stanbrough – Marine (Vietnam)
Friend’s husband Thom Lemmons – Army (Vietnam)
Uncle Mike Behlmann – Korean War
Uncle Joe Bippen – Korean War
Uncle Bob Teabeau – Korean War
Uncle Earl Obermoeller – World War II
Uncle Red Raup – World War II
Uncle Jim McCullough – World War II

Resting in Peace:
Uncle Alvin Moellering – Korean War
Uncle Harold Moellering – World War II
Uncle Lawrence Moellering – World War II
Uncle Shorty Laramie – World War II
Aunt Rose Laramie – Rosie the Riveter/World War II
Uncle Mart Bippen – World War II
Uncle Henry George Bippen – World War II
Uncle Fred Obermoeller – World War II

Now serving:

Children’s little brother Erik Hunt – Army (Iraq)
Cousin Clifford Moellering and his son Cliff Jr. – Army (Iraq)
Friend’s nephew Ken Pondrom – Marine (Iraq)
Friend’s son Joe Brockmeier – Marine (Iraq/Afghanistan)


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  2. Oh, Lynn! How lovely. You've done so much research. Thank you for an inspiring post.

  3. It is wonderful that you took the time to honor your loved ones who served in this way. God bless them for their service.

  4. Lynn, My Dad, Mervin "Merv" G. Hanson, served in the Navy during WWII and one of his best buddies was Earl "Obie" Obermoeller. Do you know if your uncle went by the nickname Obie back then? He may be the guy my Dad was friends with. They would have served together in Mare Island, CA and in the Philippine Islands. My Dad is still alive and lives in Austin, MN. He is 85 years old.

  5. Hi Neal - Yes, according to my husband, Uncle Earl did go by the name of Obie. It would be nice to be able to get these two connected some how. How did you find this blog?


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