Memorial Day: A Time to Reach Out; A Time to Reconnect
Switchboard.com Helps Military Veterans Find People From Their Past
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For many veterans and their families who wonder where their military troop members and war buddies are today, Switchboard.com (http://www.switchboard.com) provides a means to locate these people who once were an important part of their lives. It's free, convenient and easy to use. "Many family members of war heroes from previous generations have taken an interest in learning more about their relatives' past relations in the military, and trying to connect with people from long ago that they have little information about," says Elaine Haney, Switchboard's VP of Marketing & Operations. "These searches are easier than most people think, and they don't involve investigative agencies or even have a fee." Haney shared these captivating military reunion stories from Switchboard users: -- Grandson of World War Two Veteran Inspired by Photo to Start Search for War Buddies The grandson of a World War Two veteran who had passed away when he was only 2 months old, was inspired by photos his mother showed him of his grandfather and some military buddies. His searches started on Switchboard.com and he has corresponded so far with over 35 men from his grandfather's troop. -- Son of Retired Navy Captain Reunites his Father with Flying Partner 20 Years Later The son of a retired Navy Captain that was a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea, was able to locate his father's flying partner and best friend with whom he lost touch more than 20 years ago by using Switchboard.com. -- Friends from Navy Find Each Other After 40 Years By searching on Switchboard.com, members of the U.S. Navy ship the USS Henrico have been able to reconnect and find many of the people who served with them from 1958 to 1961. Two years ago they had their first union and they are looking forward to planning their second reunion this fall. Switchboard.com provides access to more than 108 million residential listings online to find any friend or family-member nationwide. A popular section on the site called Switchboard Stories is devoted to sharing real-life examples of how people found Switchboard.com's resources helpful to them.