This Memorial Day we honor Major Henry Harold Dabney, United Stated Infantry, who spent part of his life in Hood River but died far away in China. Major Dabney was born in Montana, but at the time of his 1909 appointment to the West Point Military Academy he was residing in Hood River, where he was known for his apple packing expertise. He served in infantry and recruiting for many years, before dying of pneumonia caused by influenza in Tientsin, China, in January of 1926. This photo includes notes by the editor of the Hood River Glacier, so presumably it was used in his obituary in the paper. Major Dabney was buried in the cemetery at West Point.
His father had a bit of land that was 2 miles west of town that he bought from Stanley-Smith. I suspect it was down there below Ruthton Hill.
His father was Owen Dabney and his mother was Owen's second wife, Inez Harding.
He had at least two brothers who served in the military.
Charlott on 30th May 2016 @ 7:11am
Thanks Arthur for commemorating Memorial Day with a true meaning of the day.
L.E. on 30th May 2016 @ 8:37am
I also would like to note that I had never heard of (or never paid attention to) the Grand Army of the Republic until Arthur posted photos of the HR gatherings.
L.E. on 31st May 2016 @ 8:36am
I came across this while searching for something else.
10th Mountain Division Memorial Grove in Oregon
The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York. Originally constituted as a mountain warfare unit, the division was the only one of its size to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. Today, the 10th honors that legacy by retaining the "Mountain" designation....
.....Skiing associations subsequently contend that veterans of the 10th Mountain Division had a substantial effect in the post-World War II development of skiing as a vacation industry and major sport. Ex-soldiers from the 10th laid out ski hills, designed ski lifts, became ski coaches, racers, instructors, patrollers, shop owners, and filmmakers. They wrote and published ski magazines, opened ski schools, improved ski equipment, and developed ski resorts. Up to 2,000 of the division's troops were involved in skiing-related professions after the war, and at least 60 ski resorts were founded by men of the division.
Bill Bowerman was a member.
L.E. on 2nd June 2016 @ 8:56am