Home for the holidays


From Serge Ladd, of West Leipsic



Home for the Christmas holiday in December 1951. From left: Serge Ladd (Navy), 22; Donald “Don” Ladd (Air Force), 21; and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army), 19. We were all taking basic training at the time but granted leave for Christmas. Serge went in the Navy in October 1951, and Don and Bob went in November 1951. Don and Bob are deceased.

Home for the Christmas holiday in December 1951. From left: Serge Ladd (Navy), 22; Donald “Don” Ladd (Air Force), 21; and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army), 19. We were all taking basic training at the time but granted leave for Christmas. Serge went in the Navy in October 1951, and Don and Bob went in November 1951. Don and Bob are deceased.


This picture was taken during the Christmas holiday in 1952. Front, from left: Herbert Shoemaker (Army), brothers Serge Ladd (Navy) and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army). Back: Jim and Cora Shoemaker, parents of Herbert. All are deceased except Serge.

This picture was taken during the Christmas holiday in 1952. Front, from left: Herbert Shoemaker (Army), brothers Serge Ladd (Navy) and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army). Back: Jim and Cora Shoemaker, parents of Herbert. All are deceased except Serge.


Editor’s note: Serge Ladd is 90 years old.

The Ladd brothers from West Leipsic. Serge wished to share photos from his past service.

Home for the Christmas holiday in December 1951. From left: Serge Ladd (Navy), 22; Donald “Don” Ladd (Air Force), 21; and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army), 19. We were all taking basic training at the time but granted leave for Christmas. Serge went in the Navy in October 1951, and Don and Bob went in November 1951. Don and Bob are deceased.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/11/web1_Ladd1.jpgHome for the Christmas holiday in December 1951. From left: Serge Ladd (Navy), 22; Donald “Don” Ladd (Air Force), 21; and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army), 19. We were all taking basic training at the time but granted leave for Christmas. Serge went in the Navy in October 1951, and Don and Bob went in November 1951. Don and Bob are deceased.
This picture was taken during the Christmas holiday in 1952. Front, from left: Herbert Shoemaker (Army), brothers Serge Ladd (Navy) and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army). Back: Jim and Cora Shoemaker, parents of Herbert. All are deceased except Serge.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/11/web1_Ladd2crop.jpgThis picture was taken during the Christmas holiday in 1952. Front, from left: Herbert Shoemaker (Army), brothers Serge Ladd (Navy) and Robert “Bob” Ladd (Army). Back: Jim and Cora Shoemaker, parents of Herbert. All are deceased except Serge.

From Serge Ladd, of West Leipsic

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