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Old 02-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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Hey OP, can this be extended to more than just WWI and WWII family members? I'm sure many people like me would like to honor their other family members who fought in different wars.
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I have a great great Grandfather with Lt. Col. CSA on his gravestone. Had a great uncle that always told me he was drafted in both WW 1 & WW 2, he was born in 1900, but did not see any combat. My father served in the Navy just after WW 2, but combat had ceased.
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Both of my grandfathers came here from Europe in the early 1900's. Both of them joined the service during The World War to become US citizens. I still have one of their purple hearts and the pictures that came with them. They are original pics in the original frame and the original glass. They both died before I was born.

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my grandfather served in the Army during WWII was stationed in France and England as a courier. my father served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1972 stationed at several SAC bases in the US. he worked on the B-52 bombers as part of flight maintenance crew.
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My Grandfather was a Marine, Pacific Theated WWII. that's about all I know. He passed away 2 years ago and never spoke of his service. Only knowledge was public because 5 of his buddies all joined together and my Gramps was the one who made if home to Metaline Falls WA.

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My Maternal grandfather was a navy pilot who died in Okinawa.My dad was a bootlegger and spent time in the chain gang, they wouldn't let him serve.

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Both my grandfathers were in WWII. My dad's dad was a Marine in the South Pacific during and my mom's dad was in the Army in Europe. My dad's dad died when I was little, and my mom's dad really didn't like to talk about it. All I know is that he was proud of my when I enlisted, and even prouder when I had my stripes pinned on.

Now, you want family that was in other wars, or just serving, I have a good sized list.
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Hey OP, can this be extended to more than just WWI and WWII family members? I'm sure many people like me would like to honor their other family members who fought in different wars.
Of course. I didn't mean for the thread to exclude anyone. My father severed on the Big E during Nam and my father in law was a Marine in Nam as well. My only intent was to show how fast we are losing the WWII guys. There are still a few left at the VFW post that my father in law belongs to and I always make it a point to talk to them when I am there.
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Both of my grandfathers were in during Korea. One served in the Army and the other served in the Marines.
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My Grandfather was a Marine, Pacific Theated WWII. that's about all I know. He passed away 2 years ago and never spoke of his service. Only knowledge was public because 5 of his buddies all joined together and my Gramps was the one who made if home to Metaline Falls WA.

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Mine was like that as well. We knew he was in the Army and had been wounded, but that was about it. A few years ago my mom was going through some papers and came across a folder that had a bunch of his paper work. In it I was able to find out that he was in the part of Patton's 3rd Army, got wounded at Metz, was awarded two Bronze Stars. There was some other cool info in there, but I was really shocked to find out about this. I know he had a pretty rough time there and really never talked much about it. He was shot in the knees and he jumped over a bunker, his buddies went around it and got hit in the chest, they died and he came home with a really bad limp.
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