Many,Many thanks to you,Annie. I do believe that Raymond P Devlin is my grandfather. i was told by my mother that she believed he was a high ranking officer in the U.S Army. The year of birth and year of death seem to be in the right range. The fact that he was an officer in the military matches what ive been told and the fact that he is from N.Y and connecticut seem to add up. I have a great lead and i thank you more than you can imagine. I look forward to this exciting journey and will post my finds.