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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clara Louise Maass (June 28th, 1876-August 24, 1901).

Clara Louise Maass volunteered as a contract Nurse, with the United States Army. She served with the 7th U.S. Army Corps, in Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah, Georgia and Santiago De Cuba, from October 1st, 1898-February 5th, 1899. She was discharged and volunteered again to serve in the Philippines, with the 8th Army Corps, from November 1899 to 1900, where she contracted Dengue Fever, in Manila and was again discharged. She once again returned to Cuba, to work with William Gorgas and the U.S Army's Yellow Fever Commission, at the Las Animas Hospital, Cuba. She volunteered, to be bitten by Yellow Fever carrying Mosquitoes and on the second experiment came down, with the disease and died. She was buried at Colon Cemetery, in Havana, Cuba, with full military honor's and her body was later removed to Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey (Section L, Lot 81, Grave #2), on February 20th, 1902. She was honored, by the United States Postal Service, with a stamp, on the centennial, of her birth. The Cuban Government issued a stamp honoring her sacrifice, on the 50th Anniversary, of her death, in 1951. // This wonderful woman, a TRUE American Heroine, gave her life, so other's could live, she is an example, of sacrifice, heroism, patriotism and humility. May She Rest In Peace.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur !

On Behalf of the Camp, I wish all our Jewish Brother's, in our Camp and in the Organization, a Happy Rosh Hashanah (9/19) and Yom Kippur (9/28).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mobile, Alabama Spanish American War Military Roster's

I will soon begin posting the names of Soldier's, who served in the Spanish American War, from the Mobile, Alabama area. I hope this help's those hoping to join the organization, from our local area.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

S.S.A.W.V. Past National President Raymond LeMay, holding Cuba Libre Camp #172 Charter.

This is a photo of Past National President Brother Raymond LeMay holding the Cuba Libre Camp #172 Charter. The photo was taken at the 2009 National Convention. This photo was already published here on the Blog, in August, but we have finally (!!) framed our new Charter and thought we would repost it, so the member's who haven't seen it could get a glimpse of it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11th, 2001 // El 11 de Septiembre, 2001.

We dedicate this Blog today, to the Memory, of the September 11th victim's. May They Rest In Peace.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mobile, Alabama History Blog // Nuevo Blog de la Historia de Mobile, Alabama.

The Camp is sponsoring a new Blog, which highlight's Mobile, Alabama History. The Blog will cover the History, Genealogy, Military History, People, Event's ect., of Mobile and the surrounding area. Our Camp is proud to be located, at Mobile, Alabama and we want to support our City and County (Which by the way, is full of Spanish American War History). We also hope to "get our name out" and use it as a recruiting tool and a resource, for those interested, in our City and it's History. Please visit we hope you enjoy it. (Above you can see the Flag of The City of Mobile).

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

William Lambert, Fireman 2nd Class, U.S.S. Maine.

This is one of the few existing photo's of African American Crew Man, William Lambert (of Hampton, Virginia), Fireman 2nd Class and lead pitcher, of the U.S.S. Maine's Baseball Team. He is pictured, in the uniform of the Maine's Baseball Team and is holding a baseball (left handed pitcher). He died, in the explosion, of the ship, on February 15th, 1898, along with every member, of the Baseball Team, with the exception, of John H. Bloomer (who held the rank of Landsman, on the Ship). William Lambert led the U.S.S. Maine's team, to the Navy Championship, in December, of 1897, after the team defeated the crew of the U.S.S. Marblehead. William Lambert was one of 23 African American's, on the U.S.S. Maine. May He and all his Navy Comrades, on the U.S.S. Maine, who lost their lives, on February 15th, 1898, Rest In Peace.

"Message To Garcia" Plaque, Bayamo, Oriente, Cuba // Placa "Mensaje A Garcia" dedicada en Bayamo, Oriente, Cuba.

A Plaque commemorating the famous "Message To Garcia", from President William McKinley Jr. (b. January 29th, 1843, d. September 14th, 1901) to General Calixto Garcia y Iniguez (b. August 4th, 1839, d. December 11th, 1898), via Lt. Andrew Summers Rowan, was dedicated, in Bayamo, Oriente, Cuba, in 1942.