It's funny....

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  1. Lucky13

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    ...what you come across, looking for you family name sometimes...

    Isidor A. Nordstrom

    Lieutenant, United States Navy

    Born in Sweden on May 24, 1876, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Chief Boatswain aboard the USS Kearsarge on April 13, 1906. The Medal was not officially awarded until the publication of Naval General Orders on December 4, 1924.
    He died on March 6, 1930 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.

    His wife, Kathryn Veronica Nordstrom (1891-1916), is buried with him.
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    NORDSTROM, ISIDOR

    Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 24 May 1876, Goteborg, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 142, 4 December 1924.

    Citation:
    For gallant conduct upon the occasion of the disastrous fire of accidentally ignited
    powder charges, which occurred in the forward turret of the U.S.S. Kearsage during target practice on 13 April 1906. Chief Boatswain Nordstrom, then chief boatswain's mate, was among the first to enter the turret in order to assist in bringing out the injured.....


    Can't help but think....what if...seeing that some of my family comes from those parts of the country, so, who knows....

    Here's another one, this gentleman, I need to ask my dad about and his cousin, who does all family research...

    Lt(jg) Whited C. Nordstrom, Ryan FR-1 Fireball Pilot of VF-66, March 1945

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    Neat stuff. They have Nordstrom's stores out here in California. So you have a place to shop. ;)
     
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    Interesting material Jan! Great photo to.:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    #7 mikewint, Sep 9, 2012
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    Now don't forget the distaff side of the family. And the occasional horse thief, highwaymen, pirate, fils de bast, etc:lol:
     
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    Cool stuff Jan! Be interesting to see where it goes when you hear from your cousin.
     
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    Interesting Jan!

    Did you notice how young his wife was when she died? (25!)
     
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    That is funny, because That was the first thing that came to mind.....
     
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