My granduncle, Roy William Painter, was a
Chief Petty Officer in the Coast Guard in WWII.  
He was killed in a car accident shortly after he
returned from the war.
My dad, Louis J. "Red" Toenges, Jr.,
aboard the Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) in
This is my uncle, Joseph Naggi.  He was in
the Army in the early 50's.  Not sure if he
went to Korea, but I know he was in
Germany.  He was also stationed at
Colorado Springs, Co.  When I was 4
(1954), a friend of my aunt's took me by
train to Colorado Springs to visit them.
My cousin Jolene's (Naggi) husband, Jerry Jahraus,
recently retired after a career in the Coast Guard.
Veterans in my extended family.
My great great grandpa, Solomon Alexander
fought for the South during the Civil
Two of his sons also fought for the South.
My Sister Janet's husband, Joseph W. Allen, was
in the Army in the late 60's or early 70's. He was
stationed in Germany.
My 1st cousin once removed, Raymond Jonathan
, was in the Navy from 1957-1979.  He was a
Master Chief Petty Officer.
My Sister Cindy's first husband was Daniel
.  He was in the Army, stateside.
My Sister Lois' first husband, Michael Charles
, was a Marine in Vietnam.  I think he
was with the 9th Marines.  His mother and father,
Charles and Gussie Maddox were both Marines.
Private Movitz Toenges was in the Union's Company
"I", 153rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was
wounded on July 1, 1863 in the Battle of Gettysburg
and died of his wounds on July 19, 1863.
My dad and "Pal" on M-49
Ulithi, Carolines, South Pacific
My dad on the left and Frank Schubert on the right.
On the back of the picture it says "Homeward Bound  
1951  Korea".
My dad was what was known as a "ruptured duck".  
He got out of the Navy, but was reactivated for the
Korean war by President Harry Truman, as were many
other service members.
My dad is the 2nd from left.  The other three are:
A. E. Smith, H. A. Bell, and L.A. Zulver.
Shanghai, China
My Step Grandpa, Arthur George Fuelsch, was in the
Army National Guard with the 1st Missouri Infantry at
Camp Maxwell in Jefferson Barracks. He enlisted in
1917. In 1918, he enlisted in the Navy and was in WWI.
My Step Aunt, Jean Fields (Grandpa Fuelsch's
daughter), was an Army Nurse in WWII. She later went
to work as a nurse at the V.A. Hospital at Jefferson
Barracks, Mo.
My Step Uncle, Tom Fields, was in the Army and I think
he was in WWII.  He met my Step Aunt Jean while he
was a patient and she was a nurse in the V.A. Hospital at
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Henry Toenges enlisted in the Union's Company
"D", 5th Missouri Infantry Regiment in St. Louis in
1861 and got out in 1862.  Later, he then enlisted in
the 44th Missouri Infantry Regiment in St. Louis,
both during the Civil War.
My 1st cousin once removed, John Harold
, was in the Army Air Corps in bombers
in WWII.  He was a tail gunner and flew 35
missions over Europe.
My Grandpa, Louis J. Toenges, Sr., was in
the Navy SEABEES in the South Pacific
during WWII.
My 1st cousin once removed, Marion Lee
, was in the Marine Corps in WWII.
My wife, Linda (Elliott) Toenges was in the
Army in '74 and '75, but stayed stateside.  She was
in Postal.  She was then in the Army National
Guard in '76 and '77.
My Sister Lois' current fiance, Kenny Cox, was
in the Marines in Vietnam.
My Sister Cindy's second husband, Royce
, was in the Marines after the Vietnam Era.
My Nephew, Anthony Michael "Tony" Maddox, Navy
Jr. ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps).
Tony also spent some time as an M.P. with the Army
National Guard.
My Uncle Joe Naggi again.  This time - 1999.
My first cousin once removed, Glennon "Buddy"
was in the Army.
My Granduncle, Joseph H. Painter, was in
the Army in World War I.
My Sister Cindy's fiance, Jim Wadum, was in
the Navy from 1974 to 1982.  He served aboard
the USS Forrestal as a 1st Class Petty Officer.
He did time in repairing training devices, search
and rescue, and anti submarine warfare.
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Life after 'Nam - page 2
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