Category Archives: Czarist Russia

Christmas of ’49 (4)

After the goose had cooked and all the trimmings prepared, George, his father and his stepmother settled into a long, delicious Christmas dinner. There were no distractions. There was no hurry. There was the joy of being together. George’s father reminisced of his training as a Calvary officer with the...

“So Help Me God”

As I lived with Colonel George Trofimoff in 2004 and 2005, he told me the story of how he felt upon enlistment in the US Army. It was July 19, 1948, Hartford, Connecticut. He and two other young men raised their right hand before an Army captain and gave the...

You’re In The Army Now!

When young George Trofimoff was growing up in Germany, his father told him tales of honor, pomp and majesty, while serving in the Czar’s White Russian army. He also somehow knew that the United States Army Expeditionary Force had two regiments inside Russia supporting the White Army against the Red Army...