BE A HERO AND HELP THREE MICHIGAN VETERANS

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THREE FAMILY WAR VETERANS

Peter Armstead – Civil War Veteran
Earl Armstead – World War I Veteran
Robert Armstead – World War II Veteran


These three veterans are all related and came from poor rural farms in Michigan. 

Peter, Earl and Robert were honorably discharged and were proud to have served their country.

All three saw combat in the wars and all developed PTSD in various forms, suffering the rest of their lives with PTSD as well as suffering with other war-related conditions.

For many veterans, the pain and suffering of going to war doesn’t stop after the war stops; it painfully lingers on with them for the rest of their lives. Their families suffered as well, as they endured the pain and suffering of watching their loved ones suffer after the wars.  

PETER, EARL AND ROBERT’S FINAL JOURNEY TO SCARED GROUNDS

This will be the first time in Michigan and U.S. history that three members from the same family who fought in the Civil War, World War I and World War II will be buried side-by-side at a National Veteran’s Cemetery.

It would be an honor if you could to be part of this historic burial by supporting in pray, attending their burials and able to make any donation to Peter, Earl and Robert, so they can be buried side-by-side at the Great Lakes National Cemetery,  Holly, Michigan on  May 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM with full military honors.

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Like other veterans buried at our veteran’s national cemeteries, these veterans' grave sites will be cared for, honored and respected forever on these scared grounds. 

Peter, Earl and Robert will be buried with other honorable veterans, who sacrificed so much for our great nation.

BACKGOUNDS

Peter Armstead – Civil War Veteran (link to Peter’s history Peter Armstead )
Peter fought in the Civil War from 1861 to 1864.  He was captured and placed in a Confederate prisoner of war camp along with other Union prisoners who survived on nothing more than water and eating tobacco to stay alive. He was honorably discharged for war related disabilities. Peter suffered from these war related disabilities and laid bed-ridden until he died at the of age 49, leaving behind 6 children and a wife. Peter was a farmer prior to the war.
 
Earl Armstead – World War I Veteran (link to Earl’s history Earl Armstead WWI )
Earl fought in World War I in France. He developed emphysema as a result of the war. He died earlier than his other family members. Prior to the war, Earl worked as a farmer and a lumberman in Northern Michigan.
                                                                                     
41760398_1569691263264809_r.jpegRobert (left) sitting next to his favorite Uncle Earl (right), who was like a father to him, photo taken at Earl's home in Michigan in 1947
                                         

Robert Armstead – World War II Veteran
(link to Robert’s history Robert Armstead WWII )
Robert Armstead fought in the European Theater of War during WWII. Robert served in the tank armored division and earned the rank of sergeant. 

Robert was born in 1926 on a poor rural farm in Northern Michigan in one of the worst snowstorms. He was born a blue baby and had come very close to death. He barely survived the Great Depression. After the war he started his own construction company and hired veterans.

Robert states: "I survived the war, so I can survive anything life has to throw at me."


FINAL DONATIONS OF $,4,400.00 ARE NEEDED FOR THIS HISTORIC BURIAL

Thus far $10,600.00 has been donated from persons in various parts of the country, a total of $15,000.00 is needed for the disinterment/reinternment, transportation, funeral home, and other related burial costs. 

BE A HERO AND DONATE TO THIS HISTORIC BURIAL OF THREE PROUD VETERANS

The family would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this historic burial.

Donations can be made to the GoFundMe campaign link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/BE-A-HERO-AND-HELP-THREE-MICHIGAN-VETERANS 
  or to the Temrowski Family Funeral Home link: Temrowski Family Funeral Home 

BEYOND $15,000.00 IN DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS/VETERANS

In the event that more than $15,000.00 is donated to towards Peter, Earl and Robert’s burials scholarships will be set up in their names. 

Robert Armstead, WWII Veteran, (my beloved father) made it a point to hire Veterans while operating his construction company, his wisdom and kindness will be honored also by donating to various Veterans organizations if there are additional donations beyond the $15,000.00.


NEWS COVERAGE

WNEM TV 5 News Reports "Man raising money to bury 3 veteran family member side by side" view link: https://www.wnem.com/news/man-raising-money-to-bury-veteran-family-members-side-by/article_c8db5916-eb9c-11e9-bcd6-4f628cb2632a.html

Central Michigan University news reporter Mara Peverini produces a video on Paying Tribute to Three Family War Veterans, please see her link 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmjoZAZijx8


“GOD BLESS ALL OUR VETERANS & ACTIVE SERVICE MILITARY MEMBERS”


Note:
Great Lakes National Cemetery is not involved in this fundraiser and is, by law, prohibited from soliciting donations.



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Robert Armstead 
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