Ferman Esco Fortenberry – Navy Years

I am sorry it took me so long to post another story, but this one kept growing the more I researched!  This post is about Adrian’s dad,  Ferman Fortenberry.  In 1909, he joined the Navy; and while in the service, he kept a journal.  You will learn about his experiences and how they related to world events.  I cannot believe how much I was able find on the internet that gave his story context and depth!

The file is one of the largest I have uploaded, so be patient if it takes a minute to load on your computer.   It is 60 slides long.  In addition to the story, I have also scanned and posted his entire journal.  You will see two entries under the blogroll:  Ferman Fortenberry – Full Navy Log and Ferman Fortenberry – Navy Years.

A huge thank you to Jo Fortenberry Driscoll for loaning me her pictures.   Most of the pictures noted as belonging to Ferman now belong to Jo.   

Another thank you goes to Reggie Fortenberry Cross, Kris Fortenberry Morrell and her dad, Raymond for contributing to our family research funds!  We are in the process of adding Raymond’s DNA to the Fortenberry family DNA project.    You may find it interesting to visit this site


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