My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chelmsford, MA Vietnam Memorial and Park Photos

I knew a lot of men who were either drafted or enlisted into the Vietnam War. Some were classmates, some were co-workers of mine, when I was in the Army, and one was a close neighbor. I always knew the neighbor died in action, but little did I know there was a memorial dedicated to those from Chelmsford who died. I probably pass by this park twice a month, and have never stopped until two weeks ago. I was a little taken back to find my neighbor's name, John F. Bettencourt, on this memorial.
 IN
HONOR
OF THOSE
FROM
CHELMSFORD
WHO SERVED
****
IN
MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL
****
THE VIETNAM WAR
1959 - 1975
John F. Bettencourt
18 Dec 1946 - 16 Nov 1967
U.S. ARMY

Kenneth R. Hughes
9 July 1946 - 28 Mar 1969
U. S. ARMY

Peter V. Blazonis
9 Sept 1948 - 18 June 1969
U. S. ARMY

James A. Doughty
11 Oct 1948 - 28 Aug 1969
U. S. ARMY

 Memorial on the left.

World War I memorial in the middle, end of park. Will be posted tomorrow.