Category Archives: service

June 5 Memorial Jump in Normandy

 June 5th, 2018 D-Day Jump On June 5th 2018, the memorial D-Day reenactment jump at La Fiere was dedicated in George B. Tullidge III’s honor. Anne Bell provided copies of A Paratrooper’s Faith for all of those jumping that day. … Continue reading

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Sgt. George B. Tullidge Honored

Iron Mike statue at La Fiere Bridge, Sainte- Mere- Eglise, Normandy. 2018 first memorial jump to honor American paratroopers come to liberate France. The jumps prior to D-Day were quite different and executed in the early morning hours of June … Continue reading

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The Peacock Tea Room in Ely

July 4, 2017 after our family visit to Cambridge American Cemetery and celebration of my brother’s information being complete and correct on his forever gravestone, we caught the train to Ely.  It was only a 20 minute ride.  Yes, a … Continue reading

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Coins Left at a Departed Soldier’s Grave

Mementos have been found  for the dead  left by the living since the  earliest graves were discovered.  From the simplest graves of the masses  to the  those for kings, items are left for use in the afterlife such a pottery, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Greetings from Cambridge American Cemetery

This is the lovely Christmas spray created by the designers at the Manor Florist in Cambridge, UK to celebrate my brother. Mos of the brave heroes buried in Cambridge have little  or no  family who remember them personally. I am … Continue reading

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They Gave Their Tomorrow For Our Today

This is photojournalism from Huff Post UK  with clever integration of  current photos and 70 year old shots from D-Day.               A German body lies where he fell in the street. Tourists on the … Continue reading

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Celebration of a Hero’s Too Short Life

July 4, 2017 is an Independence Day we will never forget.  That is why I chose it.  All eleven of the the family were in Cambridge UK at the American Cemetery  to celebrate the life of my oldest brother George, … Continue reading

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