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Happy Veterans Day from PCMC

This Monday, the U.S. honored those who have served in the military. Below are photographs from the collection of servicemen from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

How did the Canal Zone celebrate veterans on Veterans Day? If you are a veteran, what do you remember most about your time serving in the Canal Zone?

If you or someone you know served in the U.S. uniformed services, please take a moment to make sure that the information is included in our List of Zonians in the Military: https://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/pcmc/links/MilitaryZonians

US army service album 2015.153.2From a photo album created by John P. Cisco, a member of the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment stationed in Panama from 1931 to 1934.

navy 2000.009.026PBM-3S Martin Mariner Flying Boat and U.S. Navy sailor at a pier in San Blas, Panama.

KIC Document 0002United States Marine Corps formation in front of Marine Corps Barracks at Rodman, Canal Zone.

One Comment

  • john Schmidt

    I was raised in the CZ. Arrived in 1934. Graduated from BHS in June 1950. Worked at Rodman Naval Station for about a year then enlisted in the USAF at Albrook AFB on 27 April 1951.
    Was assigned to Base /Training at HQ 5700th AB Group at Albrook. Married Patricia Blitch in Feb 1953. Was reassigned to the states in April 1954. Next Thirty Years I served in the USAF, Tour in Vietnam during the TET Offensive,(1968) Retired from Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Fl on 1 May 1981.

    Currently (Nov 2019) living in Tallahassee, FL.

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