Keywords: Marine life
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1882 Location: Mount Desert Media: Ink on paper; softbound notebook
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Mount Desert Media: Ink on paper; softbound notebook
Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
John joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1943 after graduating from Mexico High School. He was in the initial assault on Peleliu Island, where he was…