Military Monday

July 9, 2012
Neptune Pond and Fountain - Versailles

Military Monday – American Soldier Visits Versailles during WWI

I’ve written before that my grandfather, Willie Benoit, was stationed in Dijon, France during WWI. While there, he visited other parts of the country, including Le […]
August 8, 2011
WWII Coca Cola ad.

Military Monday – WWII Coca Cola Ad

Ad in the San Antonio Express newspaper, 17 June 1943. “Even a general in Africa writes home how much he misses meeting the gang downtown to […]
August 1, 2011
General Pershing in a crowd of people

Military Monday – My Grandfather’s Photos of Gen. Pershing

While going through photos taken in France during WWI by my grandfather, Willie Benoit — a tiny (1-1/2″ by 2-1/2″) photo of a man with a […]
June 27, 2011
Willie Benoit’s WWI Photo Album

Military Monday: Willie Benoit’s WWI Photo Album

My grandfather, Willie Benoit (1894-1985), was stationed at a POW camp in Dijon, France during WWI. He never talked about the war itself, but often spoke […]