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         Description: List of family members who served in the military.

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# Last Name, Given Name(s) Military Service: Date Military Service: Place Military Service: Fact
1 Bucking, Helen Elizabeth  19 Jul 1917 - 31 May 1919  United States Navy   Helen Elizabeth Bucking entered service at the rank of Yeomanette 3rd Class (F) at Commandant, Fifth Naval District, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA.

She was assigned to Naval Coast Defense Reserve, United States Navy Reserve (Force): "Members of the Naval Reserve Force who may be capable of performing special useful service in the Navy or in connection with the Navy in defense of the coast shall be eligible for membership in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve." (Source: Navy Department Press Releases, July 16-31, 1942 folder, Box 47, World War II Command File, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC.)

She advanced to Yeomanette 1st Class, achieved a Proficiency Rating of 3.7 out of 4.0, and was awarded an Honorable Discharge for having "performed honorable active service in the United States Navy." Former Yeomen (F) who had received honorable discharges were included in provisions for military preference, allowed an increase of five per cent on Civil Service ratings, and were included in all subsequent benefits affecting World War Veterans.

All Yeomen (F) were released from active duty by July 31, 1919, and to them Secretary Daniels sent the following message: "It is with deep gratitude for the splendid service rendered by the Yeomen (F) during our national emergency that I convey to them the sincere appreciation of the Navy Department for their patriotic cooperation." Id.

She was awarded the Victory Medal on January 8, 1921.  
2 Bucking, William Albert  1918  United States Army   William Albert Bucking served during WWI.

Purple Heart. 
3 Dunn, Daniel  1970  United States Army   Details unknown. 
4 Dunn, Edward Patrick  29 Dec 1951  United States Air Force   Edward Patrick Dunn was inducted into the United States Air Force on December 29, 1951, at Fort Williams, Maine. He entered the service as a Private E-1. Following basic training, he received training as a Supply Tech at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming for 10 weeks, ending in June 1952. He was assigned to the 6515th Maintenance Group and served nearly three years in England as an Organizational Supply Specialist. He advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant (T) E-5, effective June 1, 1955. He was released from active duty at Edwards Air Force Base in California on December 9, 1955.

National Service Defense Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Honorable Discharge 
5 Dunn, Helen Field  1917 - 1918  Harvard Unit, British Expeditionary Force   Helen Field Dunn was a registered nurse who graduated from Sanford Hospital and worked in Maine until World War I began raging in Europe. In 1917, she volunteered as a nurse in the Harvard Unit formed in Boston. The United States had not yet declared war on Germany and the Harvard Unit went to England as part of the British Expeditionary Force. This unit received special commendations from the Queen of England. She served in England and France throughout the war and returned to the United States after the armistice, where she worked for many years with the Red Cross and in public health.  
6 Dunn, Leo Francis  1918  Army   Based on oral tradition, we believe Leo F. Dunn entered the Maine National Guard around 1916 and served on the southwest border against Pancho Villa. According to the Maine Roster, on August 5, 1917, he was drafted into federal service as a 2nd Lt. from the National Guard and served with the 103rd Infantry, Company M, 2nd ME Infantry. Research suggests this was the 103rd Yankee Division, 52nd Infantry Brigade, 103rd Infantry Regiment. (His obituary references the "40 & 8 103rd Yankee Division".) In the Maine Roster the field for "overseas service" is blank but his induction papers i March 1918 reference service in France. On February 28, 1918, he received an honorable discharge for inefficiency; online research provides few clues but it appears this type of honorable discharge was ordered in cases where the soldier was wounded or became ill. On April 24, 1918, he was inducted into Kennebec Company No. 1 in Augusta, Maine, apparently as a Private. He served with the 151st Depot Brigade (to Sept 16, 1918); thereafter, and until his discharge, he served with the Provost Guard Company Infantry, Camp Devens, advancing to the rank of Sergeant. He received an Honorable Discharge upon demobilization on April 17, 1919. His obituary references service with Capital Barracks 683; it's not clear whether the "Kennebec Company No. 1" referenced in the Maine Roster and the "Capital Barracks 683 Augusta" referenced in the obituary were the same unit or different units. If the latter, Capital Barracks 683 may have been a reserve unit, or perhaps a fraternal organization to which he belonged after the war. 
7 Dunn, Mary Agnes  1944  United States Army   Mary Agnes ("Aggie") Dunn served as a Captain in the Army Nurse Corps during WWII. 
8 Dunne, David John Jr.  01 Feb 1944- 29 May 1945  United States Navy   Inducted February 21, 1944.
Navy Training Station, Sampson, NY.

Radarman, 2nd Class serving on the USS Mount Olympus (AGC 8). His job was to operate the radar systems on board and locate enemy ships and airplanes. He participated in the battles of Leyte Gulf, Luzon, and other actions.

World War II Victory Medal
American Area Ribbon
Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon (2 Bronze Stars)
Philippine Liberation Area Ribbon (2 Bronze Stars)

Honorable Discharge May 20, 1946. 
9 Field, Thomas P.  1881 - 1886  US Army   Thomas was 22 years old when he enlisted in the US Army in 1881, and appears to have been either stationed at, or perhaps processed through, the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta, Maine. His unit is described as "Ord.", which perhaps designates an ordinance unit, which would be consistent with service at the Kennebec Arsenal. He was discharged in 1886, having served 5 years and being of "good character". 
10 Talley, Billey  1776 - 1778  Continental Army, Revolutionary War   In 1776, while a resident of Hanover County, Virginia, Billey Talley enlisted in the Continental Army. He served as a Private in Captain Richard Clough Anderson's company. He was at Philadelphia at the time the British occupied New York; he was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and he wintered at Valley Forge with the troops under General Washington. He was discharged in February 1778, having served two years. 
11 Talley, John  1813-1814  Virginia Militia   John Talley served during the War of 1812 from about March 20 to July 4, 1813 and for a second period in 1814 as a private under Captain Patrick Anderson of the 74th Regiment of the Virginia Militia. In 1877 his wife Sarah B. (Williamson) Talley applied for a pension at the age of 89 but the application was rejected based on a determination that John was paid for (and therefore served) a total of 9 days in 1813 whereas 14 days of service were required for a pension.  
12 Williams, Avery Henry  8 May 1918 - 20 Dec 1918  United States Army   Avery Henry Williams was inducted on May 8, 1918, at Norfolk, Virginia. He served as a private with the 472nd Engineers, Washington Barracks. His skills as a professional photographer supported the 472nd's mission in aerial photography. He was honorably discharged December 20, 1918, for "services honest and faithful." He trained WWII veterans in photography under the GI Bill of Rights.