> Great, great somebody in the Union Army during Civil War - died as POW in Andersonville Prison, Georgia.
> Brother-in-law in the US Army in Korea and Viet Nam as a battalion commander where he was killed during his third tour a month short of coming home to his wife and two small children.
>Uncle in the US Navy was at Pearl Harbor. Survived that.
> My father in the US Army as a doctor in North Africa, D-Day +3, Battle of the Bulge (almost
captured), part of the first medical teams into the death camps after the surrender (a changed man forever, I'm told, after that) and in the Korea as 7th Division Surgeon.
> Our son in the US Navy served on DD975 USS O'Brien
and fired "a number" of cruise missiles into Afghanistan to eliminate terrorist training camps and is currently ship's Captain in the Pacific area.
I also should add
my niece's husband servered multiple tours in Bosnia, Iraq, Afganistan in the USMC.