13 Sep Research on fallen soldiers on file at Library
September 11 of this year marks the eighteenth solemn anniversary of the most devastating attack on American soil since the attack at Pearl Harbor. Thousands of people lost their lives in the attack and thousands more soldiers lost their lives in the ensuing and ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the August–September edition of our newsletter, From the Stacks,we included a brief section thanking Mrs. Nancy Hill for her very generous donation of time and research. Mrs. Hill spent six years carefully researching the lives of 106 fallen soldiers from Shelby County. Her research includes information on twenty-nine soldiers who died in World War I, fifty-seven soldiers who died in World War II, seven who died in the Korean War, and thirteen who died in the Vietnam War.
Two binders of her research.
Her research can be found in the vertical files directly behind the reference desk in the Kentucky Room and in two binders along the back wall. Contact Adult Services Librarian Shana Schack at (502) 633-3803 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information about the genealogic and historical resources available at no cost in the Kentucky Room. More information about the Kentucky Room can be found here.
The vertical files containing the rest of the research compiled by Mrs. Hill.
Written by Mason Warren.
Mason Warren is the Public Relations Coordinator at the Shelby County Public Library. He has worked at the Library since 2016. He is a graduate of Martha Layne Collins High School (2018) and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Louisville. Mason serves on the Board of Directors at the Shelby County Community Theatre and the charity Break Through for a Buddy. In his spare time, Mason enjoys photography and spending time with his two dogs, Baxter and Molly.