Welcome to ELMO's Family Tree - Researching the Families of Eckard, Lail, Moody, & Owl
Some Our Fallen Military Family Members
 
I haven't had the opportunity to get all of our military battle casualties and those who later died from injuries sustained in wars posted here but I will be adding them as I can.  They will be listed in alaphabetical order, rather than the war in which they fought.  There isn't room to list in detail all of the events as we have for some but, eventually, a file containing all of our known war-related casualties will be attached.  Please be patient as this is a large aspect of this project.
 
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Ambrose Cline, Confederate Army, Civil War
Died - June 6th, 1864 (Cause Unknown)
Place - Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA
Burial - Unknown
 
 
GySgt Eckard - Coming HomeChristopher William Eckard, US Marine Corps,
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afaganastan
Posthumously Promoted from Staff Sgt. to Gunnery Sgt. (Gy)
Died - February 22, 2010 (Wounds sustained disarming IED)
Place - Helmand Providence, Afganastan
Remains Returned Home: February 23, 2010
Burial - Woodland Cemetery, Hickory, NC, March 5, 2010
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Eckard, 30, of Hickory, N.C., died Feb. 20 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at 910-451-7200.
 
For GYSgt. Eckard's obiturary, click here

For GySgt. Eckard's youtube memorial page video posted by ARROWandROSE,
 
 
Clarence Eckard, US Army, WWII
Died - April 4th, 1945 (Wounds sustained in action)
Place - Germany
Remains Returned USA - 1948
Burial - Oakland Cemetery, Hickory, NC
 
 
 
Cyrus Echert, Confederate Army, Civil War
Died - June 22nd, 1862 (Typhoid fever while POW)
Place - Ft. Columbus, Govenor's Island, NY
Burial - Unknown
 
 
 
Franklin Glen Eckard, US Army, WWII
Died - November 29th, 1944  (KIA)
Place - Farbersviller, France
Burial - Mt. Harmony Methodist Church, Icard, NC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Lee Eckard, US Army, WWI
Died - August 29th, 1918 (KIA)
Place - Waregen, Belgium
Buried - Flanders Field, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William E. Eckard (1835-1863), Confederate Army, Civil War
Died - June 30th, 1863
 (Dysentry and febris typhoid while attempting to recover from wounds sustained in battle)
Place - Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA
Buried - Oakwood National Civil War Cemetery, Richmond, VA
 
Please visit
http://home.earthlink.net/~oakwood_cemetery/history.html for the history of Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
 
Thurston "Little Jeff" Hollar, US Army, WWII
Died - March 20th, 1945 (Starvation)
Place - POW Camp, Ziegelei Berhard, Germany
Buried #1 - Belgium (1945)
Remains Returned to USA - August 1978
Buried #2 - Houck's Chapel Cemetery, Hickory, NC