Appley-Geer Families - LFJGill
George Edwin Geer, Chester Sidney Geer & Chauncey Amos Geer, 1917
Photo is labeled [R -L] "U.S. Marine, U.S.N. Sailor, U.S.A. Farmer".

Chauncey was "the first one to enlist for service in the first World War from the Town of Griswold on April 6, 1917.  
He was with the 5th Reg. U.S. Marines. . .  In a letter Ma (our grandmother [Sarah Geer Gill]) wrote to [her daughter] Sarah Robinson, there is this line- 'Chance is preserved in alcohol and may perhaps outlive us all...'

"Chester was in the U.S. Navy and did transport duty crossing the Atlantic thirty times.

"George was in the U.S. Army, though but a short time because of physical disability.
 
"The above info about their World War I service  appears to have come from an obit written when Grandpa George [Elbridge] Geer,  Ma's [Sarah Geer's] father, died "when hit by the heavy leather belt when it slipped off the saw pulley ...." --notes from Merrill Goodenough Resch

George Edwin Geer, Chester Sidney Geer & Chauncey Amos Geer, 1917 Photo is labeled [R -L] "U.S. Marine, U.S.N. Sailor, U.S.A. Farmer". Chauncey was "the first one to enlist for service in the first World War from the Town of Griswold on April 6, 1917. He was with the 5th Reg. U.S. Marines. . . In a letter Ma (our grandmother [Sarah Geer Gill]) wrote to [her daughter] Sarah Robinson, there is this line- 'Chance is preserved in alcohol and may perhaps outlive us all...' "Chester was in the U.S. Navy and did transport duty crossing the Atlantic thirty times. "George was in the U.S. Army, though but a short time because of physical disability. "The above info about their World War I service appears to have come from an obit written when Grandpa George [Elbridge] Geer, Ma's [Sarah Geer's] father, died "when hit by the heavy leather belt when it slipped off the saw pulley ...." --notes from Merrill Goodenough Resch