Beside You!... Who Served In Your Family Past/Present Military?

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  1. tyndale1946

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    Believe my Grandfather was Army WWI, My Dad I know was in WWII as a Marine in the 1st Marine Division and operated a Holitzer... Have two brothers one was in the Army and another one joined but 4F flat feet and couldn't serve... Believe Uncle Bill on my Moms side was Army/Air Corp and another Uncle Buck from Texas was also a Marine and my Brother in-law was Marine/Navy... And I served in Nam 1965-1966 Charlie Co. 3rd Tank Battalion, Da Nang, Phu Bai, and Chu Lai... Brother Glen
     
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    My dad is a WWII AAF vet. My maternal grandfather was in medical school his school formed a field hospital for the Missouri National Guard. They served in the British Sector of the Western Front. One of my paternal great great grand's served in the Illinois volunteer infantry during the late unpleasantness. He was overage and didn't make it to the Ohio River before being invalided out.
     
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    My Great Great Grandfather was a Lieutenant in the French Army. Being a Godly Huguenot he, my Great Great Grandmother and my Great Grandfather were forced to flee persecution from the Catholic leaders of France.

    My Great Grandfather was an Army Major who fought in the Mexican American War of 1846-1848.

    My Grandfather was an Army Captain who served in the Battle of Manila during the Spanish American War, 1898.

    My father served as an Army Intelligence Officer during WWII.

    My eldest brother was a Army Medical Corps Officer during the Korean War.

    My next eldest brother was a Army Tank Commander during the Korean War.

    My next brother in line was a Navy Weapons Officer aboard a destroyer in the mid 1950s.

    I served in the Army during Vietnam as a pilot.

    My son-in-law just retired after 24 years in the Air Force. His last assignment was flying Predators.

    My eldest grandson is pursuing an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

    And last but by no means least, my wife is an Air Force brat whose father served from 1946 through 1968. When somebody asks here where she is from she gets a blank look on her face. She was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Texas, Alaska, France, and a half dozen other places that slip my mind at the moment. :)
     
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  4. tyndale1946

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    Seems to me with Squire, TC and myself, us and our kinfolk couldn't get along with anyone... We didn't start the fights!... They just pick on someone with a scrapping nature... We warned them... Just like David warned Goliath!... I'm only saying!Mad... Brother Glen
     
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  5. Salty

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    My dad wanted to fight in WWII - but they would not take him. After the War was over - he was drafted. About 45 days later - he found a way to get out

    My brother used to watch Gomer Pyle - so he joined the USMC (thats what he said)

    My grandson, just recently joined the Air Force
     
  6. carpro

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    My dad was in the 36th Div. in WWII. He was a POW for 18 mos. before being liberated.
    My uncle (mother's brother) was killed in the Battle of the Bulge.
    2 uncles (dad's brothers) career Air Force
    Brother was U.S Air Force 4 yrs.
    I was USMC
    My son was USMC during the Gulf War
     
  7. tyndale1946

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    surprise, Surprise, SURPRISE... GOOOOOOOLEEE!... SSSSSHAZAM!... Brother GlenLaugh
     
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    My genealogist cousin found someone in the revolutionary war and one in the civil war, then a cousin in Korean war. Brother and I were in the peace time Navy.
     

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