Today is…Veteran’s Day 11/11/11

11 Nov
Willie Adam WWI
Willie E. Adam Private, 32 Co. 8 Bn. 165 Depot Brigade received an
honorable discharged  from the United States Army on 24 March 1919. This was one day after his 26th birthday.

He was 25 when he enlisted on 8 August 1918.  He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and was 5 feet 10 in height. He was single with excellent character. On 15 August 1918 he was assigned to the 133 Infantry. He left the United States 17 September 1918 for France and returned 26 February 1919. Willie was paid $111.80 for his service which included a $60.00 bonus as “per the Act Congress  approved 24 February 1919.”

Willie was the grandson of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam and the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam and my grandfather.

Thank you Grandpa for defending our freedom.

Adam, Willie. World War I, 1919. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.


Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Adam, Kendall County, Today is


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2 responses to “Today is…Veteran’s Day 11/11/11

  1. Glenna

    November 12, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I know your dad and Jack served. Who else? Your research is fascinating! Thank you!

    • Kathryn

      November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am

      I had planned to add the WWII veterans to the post but every time I did it kept squashing all the pictures together. I never could figure out what I was doing to cause this so I only went with WWI.
      Julius Adam’s grandsons who went to war were: Jack, Jimmie, Chester, Julian and Wallace. Thank you for reading and commenting!!


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