Vezy was born in 1908 to a Neoga, Illinois farmer, Jesse Tracy, age 52 and his wife, Martha, age 35. By 1920, Martha Tracy was a single mother of three children, working as a doctor’s maid in Mattoon, Illinois. [1] A decade later, only her middle child, Vezy Edward, was still living at home. At the age of 21, he was employed as a dry goods salesman supporting his mother. [2] On November 22, 1930, Vezy married Vivian J. Storm of Windsor, Illinois, only 18 miles to the west of Mattoon. Vezy was 34 when he entered into the service of his country.  Today, we honor his service thanks to the needlework skills of either Vivian or his mother, Martha.  The strong recognition by one of these women captured with her stitches the historically important events and battles of World War II and the service record of Vezy Edward Tracy.


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