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9. Both my grandfathers were in France during WW I, and both came back alive.
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 01:57 AM
Dec 2022

My dad (the middle son of 3) enlisted in the Air Force when the Korean War started, and was lucky enough to be posted in Okinawa, on the ground, for the duration of his hitch.

His older brother was an Army MP who guarded Tojo during his incarceration and trial for war crimes. I don't believe he was ever in combat in the Pacific theater, as that was a prerequisite for guarding the Japanese prisoners.

The youngest brother was an Air Force officer who flew SIGINT missions "off the Russian coast" during the Cold War. (He never fessed up to us as having been in Russian airspace...if he did indeed fly into it.) We never knew what he did until much later, but we had our suspicions because the USAF taught him to speak fluent Russian after he enlisted.

DU military families [View all] DashOneBravo Dec 2022 OP
Your question isn't clear. DoBotherMe Dec 2022 #1
Sorry I'll rephrase it DashOneBravo Dec 2022 #3
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Both my grandfathers were in France during WW I, and both came back alive. LudwigPastorius Dec 2022 #9
Mine sarge43 Dec 2022 #10
I am the first and only. Dysfunctional Dec 2022 #11
Uncle, Korea; Father, Army, Europe WWII; Uncle, Coast Guard WWII appalachiablue Dec 2022 #12
my dad and I served in USAF Skittles Dec 2022 #13
Thanks everyone DashOneBravo Dec 2022 #14
Nice to see so many women. Corgigal Dec 2022 #15
Me: US Army, 1986-1993. Aristus Dec 2022 #16
My father and an uncle in WWII. wnylib Dec 2022 #17
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