I'm a day late with honoring Veteran's Day. I do not have many photographs of my immediate ancestors serving in uniform because generationally they missed all the American wars except the Revolution, the Civil War, and WWI. This is a photograph of my Uncle Dewitt Lennon, standing second from the right in the back row, with the crew of the Swoose, taken in Italy in 1944.
|Dewitt Lennon, second from the right in the back row, with the crew of the Swoose|
in Italy 1944. Kenneth G. Wiley is on the far left in the front row.
Frank Kurtz named his daughter Swoosie Kurtz, who was born while he was serving during the war, after the Swoose.
"Alexander the Swoose" by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra: