|Carl Donald Stancil's platoon at Parris Island, SC|
I come from a long line of men who served their country. I have direct ancestors who served in Vietnam, Korea, World War I, World War II, Civil War, and the Revolutionary War. I am proud of each of them.
|Carl Donald Stancil|
|Jesse Roland Stancil|
|Jesse Bernard Stancil|
This is my grandfather, Jesse Bernard STANCIL. He served in the Army for a little less than a year enlisting July 22, 1918 until his honorable discharge May 15, 1919. Like his son (above), he fought in LeHarve, France. He was with Company B, Conv. Cr. Tr. Cr. at Camp Lee, Virginia.
He was likely drafted as his draft registration card was signed June 5, 1917, about a year prior to his enlistment.
All four of my paternal great great grandfathers served in the US Civil war in the Confederate Army. All of them survived the war.
- William STANCIL
- Walter JOHNSON, served with Company C of the NC 53rd Infantry. He mustered in at age 18 on May 15, 1862. He was accounted for at the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Jarrott JOHNSON enlisted as a Private on February 1, 1863 in Lynchburg, VA. He served with Company I of the 24th Infantry Regiment NC.
- Absolom BARBER served with the NC 5th.
|James Johnson, KIA|
My 3rd great grandfather, James JOHNSON, served with Company I of the 24th Infantry Regiment NC. Sadly, he was killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862. The ultimate sacrifice.
I am also proud to claim a number of Patriot ancestors:
- Joel JOHNSON, my 5th great grandfather
- Frederick JOHNSON, my 5th great grandfather
- Cyrus DAVIS, my 4th great grandfather
All of these gentlemen deserve our gratitude for their service. Remember to honor all who served.
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