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Mon May 25, 2015, 01:25 PM

In honor of all veterans and those in my family...

This is what I know:

World War I: My paternal Grandfather and 2 maternal Great Uncles, who will both die in the 1920's from the affects of mustard gas

World War II: My paternal Uncle: 2 maternal Uncles, one of whom will be wounded twice in the South Pacific and 4 maternal Great Uncles, one of whom will be killed in France

Korean War: My Father and his Brother. My Father somehow survived at Chosin Reservoir and my Uncle was present during the Peace talks.

Vietnam War: One maternal cousin who did not return unscathed.

Give thanks to my Father who would not allow any of his children to enter military service, due to what he saw and endured. he was against the Vietnam War, and were he alive now, he would as his brother did protest against what has gone on during this century.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 01:40 PM

1. May your relatives find comfort today & forever!!

I'll add mine as well:


Too many Revolutionary War soldiers but how many I do not know

A few too many Confederates, not sure how many though

Grandfather = WWI (totally disabled upon discharge)
Father = WWII Sergent, U.S. Marine Corps served in Guadalcanal
Uncle = WWII U.S. Navy south pacific

and far too many more as well.

How long will this go on for? Forever is seems.




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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 01:44 PM

2. You do know

 

The difference between Veterans day and Memorial day right ?

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2015, 02:58 PM

3. yes I do......

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Memorial Day first formed to honor those who died during the Civil War, eventually came to a day to honor not only deceased miltary but extended to any deceased.

I posted three family members who died during battle, 2 who died from being gassed in WWI, my Great Uncle Mathew who was killed in France and a cousin who returned from Vietnam with many problems.

All but my cousin are all dead and I remember them all today (and almost every day).

I remember my Father every day & what he did, saw and what he was.

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