Robert J. Ritchie, the son of a Gold Star Mother Reply

This is an excellent story written about a Gold Star Mother and involves the loss of the USS Bullhead and her crew in combat. The chilling words ““Have been unable to contact USS Bullhead by any means since arriving in area.” are a sad epitaph for brave men who gave everything for other’s freedom. God Bless them all.

Our Ancestors

Sometimes when you look for relatives while doing your family tree, you come across obituaries…

Like the one I posted yesterday on this blog.

Sometimes an obituary has to get to the point.

The obituary quickly mentions that Edna or Odna lost two boys in WWII, William and Robert.

Both were my 2nd cousins.

William Ritchie (1921 – 1944) and Robert J Ritchie (1925 – 1945) who were

the sons of Edna Lagasse (1893 – 1983) who was

the daughter of Dennis Lagasse III (1864 – 1922) who was

the son of Dennis Lagasse II (1842 – 1927) who was

the father of Léo Lagacé Senior (1888 – 1964) who was

the father of Léo Lagacé Junior (1927 – 1995) who was my father…

Edna Lagasse was a Gold Star mother twice.

Just in case you would like to know more about Robert J. Ritchie who gave his life for his country and did…

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