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Old 11-26-2012, 02:15 AM   #121
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grandpa was a BAR gunner in WW2. he was drafted in 42 and sent to texas to train specifically for the dday invasion, though he did not know this at the time. dday was also his 26th birthday. he survived the landing without a scratch but was shot in the forearm around the middle of july sometime. as he was retreating to get help (according to what he told my dad, he had to drop his BAR and pretty much carry his arm back to get help) he took cover behind a sherman tank. the tank was hit by some sort of artillery shell or anti tank gun and took shrapnel in his back and neck. when he got back to the aid station they wanted to amputate his arm, but a captured german doctor was able to save it, though he had a limited use of it for the rest of his life. he was then sent to england to heal and start training to invade japan. thank God we nuked those little bastards though cause had we invaded japan i may not be sitting here today.

he never talked even once about his experiences to me, just about his training in texas leading up to the invasion. he told my dad a fair amount though and my dad has told me about it.

i also had a great grandfather in wwI and either 2 or 3 relatives that fought in the civil war for the confederacy. 1 of which was KIA early in 1863. not sure about anything further back than that.

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Took me a little while to dig up our family history as we just moved in a new house recently.
We have a good bit of history.

Great Great Great etc etc GF Patriot, 1781 prisoner of British in Camden S.C.

Great Uncle mother's side, Capt Co K 3 Reg S.C, volunteers CSA, captured Knoxville Tn
2 great uncles fathers side, 3 Reg SC volunteers CSA
All these made it home after the war.

3 uncles Navy WWII
Father GM1 Navy destroyer escort WWII
1 uncle B17 pilot shot down over Germany, captured and spent 3 years in Stalag 1 before coming home.

I was in drafted into the Infantry in Vietnam and fought in the hill battles in Nov 67 and in Kontum TET 68.

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I was in drafted into the Infantry in Vietnam and fought in the hill battles in Nov 67 and in Kontum TET 68.
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> 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.

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Nice history.

That hole of a prison was in Georgia.

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click my link and see my whole family line to present....

http://vanzantclaypigeonfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=12508067

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That's a great bunch of pictures Bob.

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My great-great-great grandfather was in the civil war (I have his cap and ball revolver), and my great-grandfather was in WWII he was in D-Day as a coxswain on a landing craft on Utah Beach, all of my great uncles were in every branch except Coast Guard and the one in the Army served in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic (his father was a B-17 crewman from 1943-1945 and retired a colonel) and 2 of my uncles were in the Air Force one of them was stationed in England and the other in the second gulf war and served 2 tours. And I'm going in the army after high school.

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And another great-uncle was in the 42nd Division in WWII

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thanks creeker.

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