Friday, September 10, 2010

Vicks Who Served in the Armed Forces

My uncle Robert Edward Vick, Sr. won the Silver Star while serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. I wonder who the most distinguished Vicks were who served in their countries’ armed forces. I have noted in my Vick one-name study some instances of Vicks who served.
Men & Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, by John Smith (Republished by Alan Sutton; 1980; ISBN/ISSN: 0904387496) lists on page 308 under Oxlinge (Oxlinch) James Bycke, mason one pike.
• John Veke is listed on page 182 of Gloucestershire Military Survey 1522, (The Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society; Record Series Volume 6; R. W. Hoyle; 1993; ISBN 0 900197 36 3). He is listed under Whitstone Hundred, Standish, with a worth of £3-6s-8d. This John could provide a sword. (Source Hudson John Powell)
• Private Mathew Vick served in Captain Arthur Applewhite’s Company from September to December 1794 in the expedition against the insurgents in Pennsylvania during the Frontier Wars.
• Private Walter Vick enlists in Company K, First Regiment Kentucky Infantry, Kentucky Volunteers, Confederate States Army on June 17, 1861, in Keysburg, Kentucky.
• Wesley Vick, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, about 1825, enlisted at Vicksburg on November 10, 1863, in the 3rd U.S. Colored Cavalry.
• Sir Godfrey Russell Vick KC was born December 24, 1892 served in World War I.
• Private T. Vick of the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment died of disease in the South African War (1899-1902).
• Lance Corporal Bernard Charles Vick of Chichester, England was killed in action on October 14, 1914, in World War I at the Hohenzollern Redoubt in France.
• A photograph of Lt. D.B. Vick, Royal Field Artillery, taken August 12, 1916, appears in The Sphere Magazine.
• Private James Frank Vick, U.S. Army, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, died October 20, 1918. He is buried in the Brookwood American Cemetery in England.
• Private Paul B. Vick, of Texas died in Japanese captivity on May 27, 1942, in the Philippines.
• Sergeant James Albert Vick, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died on June 3, 1944, in the crash of a Halifax LL307 (NF-J), 138 Squadron, at Tholen, Holland.
• Private First Class Gordon R. Vick, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina died on August 19, 1950, in South Korea.
• Specialist Fourth Class Roscoe L. Vick, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina died on March 4, 1966, near Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam.
• Brigadier General James L. Vick, United States Air Force (no known relation), was born July 27, 1943, in Sturgis, Michigan. He flew 276 combat missions during the Vietnam War piloting F-4D’s and B-52D’s.
• On April 26, 1971, flying the SR-71 “Blackbird,” Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Estes and Lieutenant Colonel Dewain C. Vick set the long range aviation endurance record. The feat won them the Mackay trophy and the Harmon trophy.
• From 1976 until January 11, 1979, Commander J.C. Vick was the commander of the Blue Crew of the USS Ethan Allen (SSBN 608).
• Staff Sergeant Eric R. Vick of Spring Hope, North Carolina died on April 1, 2007, in Bagdad, Iraq.

1 comment:

G E Barr said...

I am a Vick descendent, and as I understand, the Robert Vick from whom I descend was pure Irish. (He married an English woman named, Armenta Isaacs)

Are you Irish?