My name is <Stanley L. Fidge > and I am the son of Ottis Nels Fidge and (Geraldine M. Job), Ottis Nels Fidge is the son Stanley & Deloris (Flaig) Fidge (my grandfather). Stanley Fidge (my grandfather) is the son of Nels and Salvine (Abrahamsen) Fidge (Fidje) (my great grandfather). Ottis Nels Fidge (my father) enlisted and served in the U.S. Army from 1967 - 1973 with some overseas service in Stuttgart, Germany during the Vietnam war and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class in 1973. Ottis Fidge (My father) re-enlisted with the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer from 1976 - 1977 and received an honorable discharge in 1977 with the rank of Sergeant. Ottis's father Stanley Fidge (my grandfather) enlisted and served with U.S. Marines in the WWII era in Hilo, Hawaii from 1946 - 1947 and he was also honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class. Nels Johnsen Fidje (my great grandfather) is the son of John (Johann) and Anne Fidje (Fidge) (my great-great grandfather) from southern Norway in which Nels Johnson Fidje (Fidge) (My great-grandfather) immigrated to the U.S. from Norway by decree from King Haakon of Norway on May 17, 1900. Nels Johnson Fidge (Fidje) (My great grandfather) immigrated to Iowa, USA for a new life and adventure in the new world met and married Salvine (Abrahamsen) Fidje (My great grandmother) whose family is also from Norway in 1910 in Iowa, USA. Together they relocated from Iowa to North Dakota and operated a 900 acre grain farm in Alfred, North Dakota, USA while raising five children (John, Palmer, Stanley, Wallace, and Gordon). All five children enlisted and served in the United States Armed forces (U.S. Army, Marines, & Airforce) during the WWII - Korean War era. John Fidge (my Great Uncle) enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942 - 1945 in Italy, France, and Germany and he was part of operation Dragoon and Battle of the Bulge as a paratrooper (a.k.a. Army Airborne) with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team & 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion - Battery C and received an honorable discharge in 1945 with the rank of Private First Class with 3 overseas service bars and various theatre medals and ribbons. Palmer Fidge (my Great Uncle) enlisted and served in the U.S. Marines from 1949 - 1952 and served in the Korean Campaign from 1950 - 1951 and received an honorable discharge in 1952 with the rank of Sergeant with various medals and ribbons. Thorlief (Wallace) Walles Fidge (my Great Uncle) enlisted and served in the U.S. Marines from 1947 -1950 and received an honorable dischage in 1950 with the rank of Corporal. The youngest of the five Fidge brothers, Gordon Fidge enlisted and served in the U.S. Airforce from 1951 - 1955 with Top Secret Clearance for the 28th. Supron (SAC) assignment with overseas service in Korea and received an honorable discharge in 1955 with various medals and ribbons. I started this family tree for the Norwegian surname of Fidge (Fidje) in which the Fidje (Fidge) homestead was established as far back as records show in 1630 in Vest-Agder, Norway in which our Great Grandfather Nels Johnsen Fidje (Fidge) immigrated from Norway for a new life and adventure within the United States of America in May 1900.