J.A. Landis Civil War

landis civil warWhile at Greenfield Village on Memorial Day 2016 Mom had her family background checked and found a likely relative who fought in the Civil War. Here is what the research said.

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 7/30/1862 as a Hospl Steward.

On 7/30/1862 he mustered into Field & Staff TN 63rd Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA
(Estimated date of enlistment)

Edited: May 29th, 2016

Chuck Military Picture Archive

Chuck is the son of Charles and Loretta, brother to Criss and Peg, and Father to James. Chuck spent his four years in army intelligence mostly Korea, Boston, and Washington State and then 2 years in the inactive reserves where he received his honorable discharge in Sept of 1986. Although this was a peacetime military, Ronald Reagan invaded Grenada to restore order there at the request of the Grenada government so it technically was a wartime period which made Chuck eligible for American Legions where he still remains an active member. Chuck joined the army the day after the Iranian recue attempt failed (Carter Administration) and while in basic training the Reagan era began.

Edited: September 7th, 1984

James Dad in Hokuto Japan

Right before this trip happened, the Russians shot down a passenger jet killing all on board. This put a little political spin on this exercise at the start, but at the end it ended up being routine and uneventful. We were told our visit was the largest deployment of U.S. troops to Japan since World War 2.

James Dad was deployed as a part of a 900 man brigade controlled Battalion task force from 9th Infantry Division to participate in a bi-lateral exercise with the Japanese ground self defense forces & United States forces from 2-21 October, 1983.

Edited: October 22nd, 1983

Military Tribute to Mark Dunberger

Here’s pictures of Mark who was a lieutenant during the Vietnam War. Mark was injured when a grenade blew up near him and he loss the use of one of his eyes and had scrapnel throughout his body as a result. Mark never talked much about the war, he told me he did not want to see the movie “Good Morning Vietnam” because it brought back bad memories. When Mark passed away his friends attempted to get his name added to the Vietnam memorial since he died so suddenly. The doctors had told him with all the scrapnel in his body it could happen anytime and I guess it finally did, about 30 years after the injury.

Edited: May 29th, 1970

Military Tribute to Charles T Kleiber

Here’s pictures of Charles in the military during World War 2. Charles was father to Peg, Criss, and Chuck and grandfather to James. He died several years before James was born. He was very proud of his military days, displaying his honorable discharge on his desk until the day he died, yet he was very bitter about the war because he lost his younger brother Raymond (one of James namesakes) during the conflict.

Raymond was a paratrooper and was wounded in action. The plane returning the wounded home was shot down and there were no survivors. The military could not guarantee that the body buried was that of Raymond, but Great Grandma Millie Kleiber said it did not matter, she was sure where ever Raymonds body was it was getting a proper burial and love, just like she was doing for whoever’s son she was burying.

Edited: September 1st, 1945