I was just pondering on my family, and I realized that there were Hartys fighting in defense of America in all the major conflicts in American History. Here is the list that I know of. This is my direct kin. So we'll leave it at that, as I know that just in the 8th Missouri Cavalry Reg. alone, I had 25 ancestors!
Daniel Harty, New Jersey
Joseph G. Lewis, 2nd Lieutenant - Commanding, 8th MO Cavalry, Cos A & B, CSA
Eli. C. Lewis, 1st Private, 8th MO Cavalry, Cos A & B, CSA
Jacob Cossairt, Captain, 8th MO Cavalry, Co. I, USWorld War II
PFC Paul Harty, Sr. (1942)
Colonel M. Robert Buckley, MD, 116th Infantry, 29th Division
Paul Harty Jr, 3rd Class Petty Officer - US Navy
This is my Dad, Mom and older brother Lewis when he was about 7 months old. Dad appears as though he just returned from the Mediterranean in May 1971 in this pic. It is on the deck of the USS Leahy, DLG 16, and Dad said it was the last time he set foot on the deck. It is now decommissioned.
Gordon Harty, - US Army - 1 Apr 1972 This is my Uncle Gordon, and his wife Pam on their wedding day. Uncle Gordon was involved with tanks during the war. He was a part of the Tank Corps in Colorado Springs.
Ramona Harty, 3rd Class Petty Officer - US Navy
This is my Aunt Ramona as she graduated from her initial Navy boot camp. Her husband, Peter Ayuso, was also in the Navy (that is where they met), but he has since passed away. (Thanks to my cousing Celesta for providing this pic...it looks real nice and fits in quite well!)
Kevin Harty - E-5, specialist - United States Army
This is my cousin Kevin. His is my Uncle Gary's oldest son. He is a proud active member of the 28th Infantry Division. Hooah! Kevin...keep up the super work in defense of the greatest Nation on God's green earth!
Kevin appears to be in the far back row on the right.
If you look in the comments section, you'll see a real long post. That is where some of our ancestors who were veterans are also listed. Again, most of the posts here are direct ancestors to me. But there were many more who served to protect America.