by Mike Rivero, What Really Happened:
Like everyone, I have a great number of military people in the family tree. If you go back far enough, there are crusaders and even a Templar in the Rivero woodpile. More recently, on my mother’s side of the family, ancestors fought in every major American war, including the Civil war (on both sides). As we celebtrate Veterans’ Day, I am going to tell you about just one warrior; one I had the privilege to actually know and even briefly live with when I was younger. His name was Walter L. Smith and he was my maternal grandfather. He fought in WWI.
Walter was issued a draft notice, but failed to report to the draft board. As a result, government agents spent a great deal of time trying to track him down.
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