My grandparents, George and Dorothy Carlson, with me at my graduation from a Denver high school in 1970.
My walk to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive began here, at the French village of Limey-Reménauville.
At the ninetieth anniversary ceremony of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive, on September 13, 2008, the Montesac Monument was illuminated for the first time.
Rolled bales of hay now dominate the battlefield of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive near Nonsard, France.
The chapel at Saint-Mihiel Cemetery in Thiaucourt, France, has two massive, swinging bronze doors whose doorknobs are the heads of American doughboys.
During the ninetieth anniversary ceremony of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in the French village of Neuvilly-en-Argonne, Bill Ryan (right), a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, stands with a French re-enactor of Granddad's 89th Division.
The western gates of the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France.
A cemetery near the village of Vienne-le-Château commemorates American doughboys who lost their lives in the Argonne forest.
Granddad and his Company A fought here, in the Bantheville Woods, on October 22, 1918.
On the morning of November 11, 1918, Granddad and his Company A crossed the River Meuse near Stenay, France, and liberated the village.
The corner of the three-story building to the left of the Latin Bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia, is where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated on June 28, 1914. A month later, war was declared and the Great War had begun.