For many of us Memorial Day is the official start of summer vacation – let’s get out the grill! Hamburgers and hot dogs are eaten along with sister Donna’s famous potato salad, mountains of chips and bottles of pop. There’s nothing wrong with having a fun day off […]
Joseph Rueben Carrico was born 127 years ago – January 15, 1885 – in Washington County, Kentucky. Rue was the son of Benedict Joseph Napoleon Carrico and Melvina Ann Smith. Rue married Mary Alice Montgomery in 1920. They had 7 children: Joseph Robert, Rueben, Mary Beulah, Paul Donovan, […]
Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2011 From the very beginning of our country, our flag has been the symbol of liberty and freedom. And that flag – from its first representation with thirteen stars and stripes, through the years to our present flag – still means America to […]
Joseph Robert Carrico was born 90 years ago – September 18, 1921 – in Washington County, Kentucky, the son of Joseph Rueben Carrico and Mary Alice Montgomery. Joseph was killed September 14, 1943, during World War II in Salerno, Italy.
Note by Phyllis Brown: 68 years ago today my Uncle Robert was killed in Salerno, Italy. He was a Technician 5th Class with the U.S. Army, 106th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He died Tuesday, September 14, 1943 – Robert would have been 22 in 4 days. Robert was buried […]
Note by Phyllis Brown: Robert Carrico was my mother’s oldest brother. He entered World War II in 1941, arriving at Camp Hulen, Texas. Robert was killed in action on Anzio Beach, Sicily, Italy, September 14, 1944. He was 23 years old. He was buried at Nettuno Cemetery. Robert […]