Stanley Armour Dunham is the maternal grandfather of Barack Obama. He and his wife Madelyn Dunham raised Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii. There was no fighting against the Germans, no camp guards.
In addition to Obama, Stanley is related to six US presidents: James Madison, Harry S. The whole area was overrun by people from the camp dressed in the most pitiful rags, and most of them were in a bad state of starvation.
According to Ancestry.com's research in 2012, using a combination of historical documents and y DNA analysis, genealogists found that John Punch, the first documented African slave in the American British colonies, has been documented as likely an eleventh great-grandfather of Obama through his mother, Ann Dunham, and her Bunch ancestors.
With intermarriage, there were eventually both white and African-American lines of descent from Punch; some Bunch descendants were classified as white by the early 18th century. minister to the United Nations, is thought by historian Paul Heinegg to have likely been an African-American descendant of the Bunch family via South Carolina and Detroit, Michigan.
The Obama family is concentrated in the western Kenyan province of Nyanza.
Front row (left to right): Auma Obama (Barack's half-sister), Kezia Obama (Barack's stepmother), Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama (third wife of Barack's paternal grandfather), Zeituni Onyango (Barack's aunt) Back row (left to right): Sayid Obama (Barack's uncle), Barack Obama, Abongo [Roy] Obama (Barack's half-brother), unidentified woman, Bernard Obama (Barack's half-brother), Abo Obama (Barack's half-brother) Barack Obama relates finding in 1988 a British document, based on a 1928 ordinance, recording his grandfather as 35 years old.
Ralph Dunham was Stanley Dunham's older brother and Obama's great-uncle, he served in the U. Army as an assignment and personnel officer during World War II.
He landed at Normandy's Omaha Easy Red Beach on D-Day plus four, and moved with troops in the fighting through France, Italy and Germany.
When he later converted to Islam, he took the first name Hussein.
Records do not survive; all such documentation was routinely destroyed after six years by the British colonial administration.
He was tortured to extract information about the growing insurgency seeking the independence of Kenya.
"When he returned to Alego he was very thin and dirty.
He had difficulty walking, and his head was full of lice." For some time, he was too traumatized to speak about his experiences.