- May 1, 2018
- Tewa Land NM
Adding a notable one I recently confirmed. Through accident of a conversation with a TDPRIer about geneaology and a distant cousin's personal website covering the topic for our family, I was able to confirm a longstanding family tale about Nathan Hale being a relation. You may know his (surely apocryphal) quote, that he regretted having "but one life" to lose/give for his country.In my family, every man my age and older served, plus my girl cousin was in the USMC and ofc Mrs Poser, who did the full 20 in the AF.
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was an American Patriot, soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. Hale is considered an American hero and in 1985 was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.