Frank Lassiter-WWI Veteran

My grandfather Frank Lassiter was married to Maude Rose February 12, 1922 – my grandfather and Stephen Rose’s grandfather were brothers.

Frank was born Feb 20, 1892 at the old Warren home place right across the road from where he lived his entire life. He died January 12, 1987

Frank entered the U. S. Army Aug 29, 1918 at Boydton, Virginia and left from Norfolk, Virginia for Brest, France. He was 26 years old. He was discharged at Camp Lee, Virginia on April 17, 1919.

He told stories of arriving into France just as peace was declared and riding down the streets of Paris with cheering crowds on either side. I have a handkerchief that he brought home to his sister – it is on the wall next to my computer.

Sandra Martin

Julie’s note: Thank you Sandra for sharing your picture and story about Frank, and that you have a handkerchief!

Published by Julie Cabitto

I've always been passionate about family history. I thoroughly enjoy stories, pictures, maps, charting, good sourcing, and looking for ways newer technology can help with sharing. I try to understand whole communities: all the neighbors, ethnicities, historical events and occupations of my ancestors environments. My work is divided into two areas: My Polish & Virginia families.

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