Soldiering across four decades
November 9, 2023
As we were working on this special Veterans Day section the Sun, of course, wanted to include stories from area service members. Then there was some discussion about including my father’s story as well. I was a little reluctant since it doesn’t have a local tie. But, yes, it is interesting. Interesting enough that I am going to share it here.
My father, Frank, is one of the horse soldiers you see in this old photo. I’m not sure many people realize that the U.S. Army and the National Guard, still had horse mounted units right up to the edge of WW2. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Nati...