*JayJones Great Grandpa *WWI vet *SydneyMorganJones*TorontoBlueJays fan. At 15, hopped on train @Truro 1914 joined *106thBattalion Treated as "Slaves," cooked, cleaned, dug trenches, cleared dead bodies. Separate barracks. Ate after whites
*WWI*JeremiahJones (Mar 30 1858-Nov 23 1950) recommended for Distinguished Conduct Medal for capturing German machine post @VimyRidge 1917. Said he 39. Born @Truro Died @Halifax Finally got it Feb 22 2010. *106thBattalion*NovaScotiaRifles CEF.
Jul 28 1932 *HerbertHoover ordered bayonets vs *WWI*BonusArmy demanding *GreatDepression cash for service certificates deferring payment til 1948. Police shot at 17,000 vets &
17,000 Civilians. 55 wounded and 2 later died @CapitolHill
*WWI Canadian Whites refused to fight alongside Canadian Blacks, who at first could not even enlist. Then 600 could join the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, in the segregated No.2 Construction Battalion based @PictouCountyNS
*WWI*PurpleHeart Colour sergeant *LauSingKee (25 Jan 1896-3 Jun 1967) born @Saratoga Died @StatenIsland Buried @arlingtonnationalCemetery Gassed & fought w Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, near @MontNotreDame