Willie Benoit

November 12, 2012
Willie Benoit in uniform.

Sentimental Sunday – Remembering My Grandfather on Veterans Day

Willie Benoit’s service to his country did not end when he returned to Louisiana from France at the end of World War I. He lived his […]
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 […]
December 6, 2011
The Alamo

Travel Tuesday – The Benoits Visit the Alamo

My grandparents, Willie “Bill” and Lucy Benoit, loved to travel. These photos were taken in San Antonio. I wish I knew what year the photos were […]
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 […]
December 9, 2009
Bill and Lucy with baby Berta

Bill and Lucy Courrege Benoit, New Car, 1926

This photo is of my grandparents in front of their new car. My grandfather is holding my mother, who was born in 1926, so this photo […]