Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington, KY: SFC Julian

There is one photo of a Sergeant First Class Julian in the album. The hard part in searching for someone with the last name Julian is that it is more commonly a first name so a search engine pulls up too many names. I assume this SFC Julian was stationed with Ed Fleming at some point. But maybe someone will know who this is and through him we can locate soldier Fleming to return his photos.

Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington, KY: Fleming's Military Duty

The following photos are military photos. Again, to have an idea who the soldier is go here: Soldiers  Of these three soldiers Fleming seems to be the one whose photos are throughout the album. You can see other photos by reading all the blog entries that start with Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington, KY.

The earliest military photo in the album is dated November 1960, and they go through 1965. Fleming was an enlisted member. There is one photo of him with a sign behind him that says 4th platoon but nothing about what battalion or anything else that would help identify him or his unit. He is wearing a wedding ring but there are no photos of his wedding. There are photos of what look like either medics (enlisted, the Army equivalent of Navy corspmen) or medical techs of some sort. They look like they might be working on grinding lenses or making dental implants. One photo has two women in white uniforms. They are not military nurses as they are not wearing their rank on their collars. They don’t have name tags or anything identifying. I think they are civilian techs or aides. I hope others can see some clues here that I am missing.

Does this base look familiar to anyone?

To me this looks like a lab where you might make dental implants or possibly eye glass lenses. 

Does this base look familiar to anyone?

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Notice the cadeceus symbol on the uniforms. 

Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington, KY: Soldier Fleming's Wife

There must be pages that were removed from this album. After the 1956 trip to Versailles, Indiana and the undated wedding in an unknown place are a few pages of military photos dated between November, 1960 and November, 1965. The soldier that I believe is Ed Fleming appears to have married but there are no wedding photos. There are a few photos of Ed and his wife with a young boy but they appear to have been taken on only one occasion, there are no other photos with this child. Here are some photos of the soldier with his wife, or I presume she is his wife. There are many photos covering many years.

Please refer back to previous blog entries that start with the title Fort Knox to get more history.

This photo was taken at the wedding after the December 1956 visit to Indiana

There are several photos taken at this event.
Looks like military post housing.
In the hospital, maybe to have a baby?
At Niagara Falls
At Niagara Falls
This photo is on the same page as the above photo. I don’t think the little boy is their son as he isn’t anywhere else in the album. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington, KY: 1956 Visit to Versailles, IN & a Wedding

Continuing with the same photo album, next are two pages of photos taken in Versailles, Indiana in December 1956. Ed Fleming, his little sister (I presume), and parents are visiting another family. Then there are several pages of unlabeled wedding photos of a Catholic wedding. Ed Fleming is a groomsman. The wedding photos follow directly after the December 1956 photos in Versailles, Indiana but they were definitely not taken in December. It looks like spring time in the outside photos, and there's nothing identifying as to location.

Please see previous blog entries for more information:



Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington KY Album:Lou Brewer & Woody 1957

These are two photos that are in an album that appears to have belonged to a soldier named Ed Fleming from Kentucky. These photos actually are labeled with names, Lou Brewer, taken on January 2, 1957 and Woody (no last name), taken on January 3, 1957.

Please see previous blog entries for further information: Soldiers     Christmas 1956        Miami Beach 1956

Lou Brewer


Fort Knox, Wilder, and Covington KY Album: Miami Beach Trip Nov 1956

These photos come from an album I bought on eBay several years ago. The album is not in good shape, it was probably not intended to be used as a photo album, the paper is non archival, thin white paper. The photos are taped in place with scotch tape. So far I only found one photo with writing on the back. I am calling this the Fort Knox album as several of the photos are of a soldier who went through basic at Fort Knox. The only other identifying place names I can find is a Wilder Volunteer Fire Department, and a soldier who lived at 2237 Madison Ave, Covington, KY.  Wilder is in Kentucky.

Refer to this post, Soldiers, from 2013 for a photo of 3 soldiers, whose last names are Fleming, Harrison, and Kovach.

I normally never ask for reimbursement but this album is heavy so if I can find the family it belongs to I would appreciate being reimbursed for postage to return it. This wasn’t a problem when I worked but I am retired now and my discretionary income is non existent.

Here are a few of many photos taken on a vacation to Miami Beach in November 1956, although a few are labeled November 1957. It looks like 
they either rented a furnished cottage or visited family or friends.