The Great War

!00 years since our start of WW1. The living history guys were in fine form and had the coolest gear for their display.

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And for some real history, here is my great grandfather Cpl Berne Norton around 1917-1919. He served with the 1st Marine Expedition Force under General “Black Jack” Pershing.

BERNE NORTON BEFORE WWI

BERNE NORTON USMC 1919

CPL. BERNE NORTON AFTER WWI

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3 responses to “The Great War

  1. I’ve been very happy to see the renewed interest in WWI as well as WWII these past few years. It’s about time we got our history saved!!

  2. Berne would have been proud to see that his great grandson recognized his service for his country. I wish you could have known him. He was a fine man. And a great coach for the St. Joseph high school basketball team.

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