About How many of us had parents or grandparents etc. in the Military? Page 2
|March 20th, 2009||#11|
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Brother - Navy
Brother-in-Law - Army
Grandpa - Army Air Corps
Nephew - Army
Husband - Marine
Daughter - Air Force
future Son-In-Law - Army
and the list goes on....
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated." ~George Washington
|March 21st, 2009||#13|
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My Grandfather along with his brother, both in the Army fought in France during WWI. Grandfather was wounded November 4th or 5th 1918.
My father served served stateside in the Army working on new radar during WWII. His younger brother served in the Army and was in Japan during the occupation.
I served in Vietnam.
|March 21st, 2009||#14|
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My grandfather served as a doctor in Vietnam and I also had two uncles go through the military to become doctors.
Currently myself and five of my brothers are all serving in the United States Army.
We give more credit to our mother for raising us to love our country then the fact that our grandfather served.
|April 10th, 2009||#16|
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I looked it up today; my grandfather on my mother's side was drafted February 11, 1953 and was honorably discharged November 18, 1954. He served in Company E, Second Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, US Army, stationed at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Served overseas in Italy and Germany, most notably in Trieste. He was supposed to serve in Korea but the war ended before he was deployed; he was exempt from the initial draft when his father took ill to provide for his family. Some of the guys he knew who went in service during that draft were KIA in Korea.
I'm the bleeding heart liberal your mother warned you about.
|April 11th, 2009||#17|
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I had a lot of relatives fight during the various wars, (from both sides of the family)..... The one I know most about was an uncle who'd ended up going to both wars, enlisting in the Great War by lying about his age, he went to Gallipoli as a reinforcement, wounded and sent to Lemnos, (I think), recovered and sent to rejoin his unit on the Western Front, (machine-gun battalion).
During the Second War, he'd enlisted into RAE and I have a lot of his photos, other effects, eg: Soldiers Book, wallets, etc from his time in the desert..
He lived on until almost 101 years of age. As last surviving member of the Great War in Newport, 2Cdo blokes would come each year and escort him to the local & Melbourne Service....
I suppose my family was lucky, while some of our relatives were wounded in action, they all came home, all lived long, productive lives.... (few spoke more than in general terms about their time in combat & we never pressed them for details)..........
|July 6th, 2009||#19|
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re parents in milatary info
Yes my grand dad , was iin the first world war he was a farrier looking after the horses for the gun team ,meding the leather harnes,s and re shoeing the horse,s .
My father in the second world war was a machine gunner middlesex reg.
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