Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #58 Samuel Royalty “Roy” LILLIE 1895-1979

It’s Memorial Day and I’ve saved the best and the saddest for last. In this 1918 photograph Samuel Royalty “Roy” LILLIE marked himself with an x and his nickname. As Roy only served three and a half months in the U.S. Army as a Private he likely spent his entire service time at Camp Lewis near Tacoma, Washington. No location is given for this photograph but it most likely was taken at Camp Lewis.

The Standard B “Liberty” Truck was a U.S. Army 4 x 2 drive setup, 4-ton vehicle with open cab and wooden-spoke wheels. In 1917 during World War I the U.S. Army employed the first motorized military vehicles replacing the conventional horse-drawn wagon. Here Roy is standing with his Army buddies on the flatbed of the 3rd of 4 Liberty trucks, without canopy covers.

RoyLillie4trucksIn Remembrance of Everett Isaac LILLIE 1915-1944

Roy’s nephew Everett was wounded in France on 6 June 1944 and died two days later. Please take a moment to honor him and others who lost their lives during wartime and while serving in the military. Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #11 In Remembrance of Everett Isaac LILLIE (1915-1944)

More about this collection, how it came to be in my possession,
and links to previous posts in the series can be found here.

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

As a military brat I've lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. Married 39 years with two grown children. When I’m not doing genealogy, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

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