The primary purpose of the SSAWV is to perpetuate the memory of our veterans. This web section is being added to further that cause. Any active member of the SSAWV is welcome to submit a memorial for inclusion at no cost. Please send a photo & brief biography/service record to firstname.lastname@example.org
Born to 1st generation German immigrants in 1873, John served as a Captain in the Quartermaster Corps in the Philippines and continued as a reserve Major through World War I. in NY, Washington, D.C., and France until his 1922 retirement. He is the founder of the Culver City VFW and was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery upon his death in 1939.
[Submitted by 1st Cousin John S. Sims, PNP]
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Pvt. "Lum" McBryant (1877-1952) was a native of Bradley Co., TN. With the exception of his military service, he never left his home county. He enlisted in the 3rd TN Infantry and was later transferred to the 29th Vol. Infantry where he saw action in the Philippines. He is the father of SSAWV Real Son J. Wesley McBryant, a charter member of Fighting Joe Wheeler Camp #14.
[Submitted by Grandson James McBryant, NP]
Born to a Confederate veteran in 1874, he enlisted as a hospital steward in the 2nd South Carolina Infantry and served in Cuba. His aspirations led him to become an allopathic physician in Kershaw, SC, where he died in 1915.
[Submitted by John S. Sims, PNP]
Born 1866 in New Jersey, Quinn served as a Sgt. in Co.A, 13th US Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor: "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from the front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy."
[Submitted by gr. nephew Jim McAteer, PNP]
A native of Fayette, AL, "Roe" enlisted at Mobile in the 2nd AL Volunteer Infantry, Co.B, "Lomax Rifles." He spent time at Camp Cuba Libre and was mustered out with the unit after the armistice. He died in 1931 at age 55 years.
[Submitted by 1st cousin John S. Sims, PNP]
Capt. English was a native of Indiana (1850-1926). In the War with Spain he served as an Aide to Maj. Gen. Joe Wheeler and after the war he was elected as the first CIC of the USAWV.
Admiral Rodgers (1858-1931) was a descendant of the Mayflower Compact signer George Soule. He is shown here boarding the Mayflower Presidential Yacht in 1918. He also served in WWI.