Family History

I received some pictures from my grandmother in Iowa from the cemetery. The first picture is of a memorial with family members.

Pillar on Rock Island Arsenal

Wesley Tripp was my grandfather on the destroyer USS Beale (DDE-471).
Robert Tripp was my dad and was an instructor on Chanute AFB
Walter
Reis was my Great Uncle on a mine sweeper
Bill Reis was my Great Uncle on an LST (landing craft)

and here is the head stone

Bob's Headstone

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon