Monday, November 11, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: James W Usrey - WW2 Submarine Veteran

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

I continue my project to transcribe family letters, journals, newspaper articles, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin - some I never met - others I see a time in their life before I knew them.

I began this project back on February 16, 2009.  Since I began, many others have joined in on the meme. I am thrilled that this meme I started has inspired so many to transcribe their family history documents. Why do we transcribe? I provide my three reasons in the linked post. You may find others.

In honor of Veterans Day, this week I transcribe a Veterans ID card of my wife's great uncle, James Wesley Usrey (1925-2010), half-brother to her maternal grandmother.





No. 11581

U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS

SHIPMATE JAMES W. USREY
Having Been a Member of The
SILENT SERVICE
During World War II, is a Qualified Member
For the period August 1 1980-July 31, 1981

WORLD WAR II



OUR CREED:

"To perpetuate the memory of those shipmates who gave their lives in Submarine Warfare; to further promote and keep alive the spirit and unity that existed among submarine crewman during World War II; to promote sociability, general welfare and good fellowship among its members; and pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States Government."

Signed James W. Usrey


Notes:

1) US Navy muster rolls on Ancestry confirm he was a shipmate aboard the USS Paddle from Nov 1944 through Dec of 1945.

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