I received an email through the website from Jan, a volunteer at Hospice of the Foothills in California.
She was wondering if I was related to Emanuel C. Goldy.
A donation was made and in that donation were papers, pictures, letter and a wallet that they were all in. All belonging to Emanuel.
What a blessing it is that someone cared enough to try and locate a relative of his.
Not sure how this all ended up in California. Though there are two possibilities.
I was told that "Uncle Emanuel had a trunk full of all his army items including his uniform".
WW1 - 29th Blue and Gray Division
On 18 July 1917, National Guard units from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia were selected to form the 29th Division. Division concentrates and trains at Camp McClellan, AL, from 25 August 1917 - 25 May 1918. Movement overseas complete by 22 July 1918.
The divisional insignia is taken from the Korean symbol of good luck, and the personnel, partly from the north and partly from the south, was responsible for its name, the Blue and Gray Division, and for the colors of the insignia.
His Sister Ruth