In my last post[“Mama, it was true! Your Daddy was in World War I!” ], I discovered that my Grandfather, Alsen Jason I had been in World World I. This was a significant finding in my genealogical research, as it had been one of my mother’s questions for me when I started tracing my ancestry. On this Memorial Day, I thought it would be good to share some newly found details.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I submitted a request for my grandfather’s military records. Years ago, I had submitted a request, but the results of the search showed that he was not in the War. Now, after I actually found the correct Louisiana World War I Services listing, I was able to provide the alternative spelling of my grandfather’s name, which was used during his service.