John Coleda received a promotion to HM3. John joined the US Navy in May 2004. Here's some pictures.
Coledas from around the world have responded to our search for family information. We have received emails from Coledas in South America and Europe.
While we don't have any direct geneaological information connecting the families, it is plausible that we are related: both the North and South America Coledas can trace their ancestry back to Europe. My branch apparently comes from Belarus, as I discovered during a recent family gathering.
If you're a Coleda, please contact the family genealogist, at patricia at coleda.com (*). If we're feeling particularly ambitious, we will attempt to put an interactive geneaology online. We can't do that without information from other Coledas. (or Koledas, for that matter.)