My Grandfather, Frank Triscik, a Slovak Immigrant, (1878- 1917) served in the US army in both the 4th and 21 Infantry from Oct. 1900 to Oct 1903. He spent 14 months in the Philippines during the Philippine Insurrection or Philippine War of Independence (1899–1902).
T/gSt. Albert D. Robison (1907-1975), my Uncle Bert, who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal 1945. He served in the US Army from May 1942 to Nov. 1945 during WW II. He spent 22 months overseas in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. His citation reads:
“Technical Sargent Albert D. Robison, signal corps, 59th signal battalion, United States army for meritorious achievement in connections with military operations against the enemy from June 14, 1944 to Nov. 1 1944 in France and Belgium. As chief of the the telephone repair section of the signal corps supply and repair platoon, Sergeant Robison has proven to be an outstanding leader. Assuming the responsibility for procuring wire and cable, not only for his own unit but for the corps troops being served as well, Sergeant Robison worked long hours during the day and night, driving great distances to keep the signal supplies in the hands of the rapidly advancing infantry.
His cheerful cooperative attitude and outstanding devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself.”
My Dad, Ernie Triscik, with his buddies, Gilbert Alvord, and Doyle Medus, cooking the fish they caught on the Snake River near Afton, Wyoming. Gil, in the middle, was the foster son of Edgar Apperson. Edgar was a friend of my Dad’s and was always reminiscing about his early years and the invention of the Apperson Jack Rabbit. At age 24, Edgar, his brother Elmer,and Elwood Haynes, put a gasoline powered marine engine onto a buggy and invented one of the world’s first “horseless carriages.” The Haynes-Apperson Company was opened in Kokomo, Indiana on May 24, 1898 when they decided they could sell these cars to the public. The first year the small company sold nearly a dozen automobiles. In 1901, the Apperson brothers decided to move in a new direction with their own company, the Apperson Brothers Automobile Company. The most successful model was the Apperson Jack Rabbit cars, developed in 1908.
My Mom, Chloe Robison Triscik, as an infant with her mother,Amelia Lamb Robison
The baby in the chair is my Dad, Ernie Triscik with his sister, Florence age 3 and brother, George, age 5