Thank you very much for the advice of my Grand-Father, Patrick. I understand that there are so many James Edward Freeman's and I am having a hard time to make sure that the one I was given information on is the right one. I can't seem to come across any solid proof about his past life. What I have, I guess, will have to be enough to follow his tracks. I sure must say at this time, that the help from the very considerate people on this web, is the greatest. I guess I will find out if I am the closest living relative when I apply for this? I sure don't want to get into any trouble. And now I am worried about, what I might find, but at this point, I must know. Did he start a new life in Canada, or did he desert the army? How could I find that out, there has been talk about that. So very sad at this time, and thank you ever so much for your help.