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wnylib

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17. My father and an uncle in WWII.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 06:46 AM
Dec 2022

Father was Navy in the Pacific. Uncle was Army in Europe. My brother - Navy in Vietnam. His son - Air Force in Iraq.

An older uncle killed in WWI. A ggg-uncle died in the Civil War (Union side). A gggg-grandfather served in the War of 1812. That ancestor's father was a Sargeant in the Revolutionary War and his father was a Captain in the Revolution. The Captain's father was a Lieutenant in the French and Indian Wars. The Lieutenant's father was an Ensign in the MA colonial militia, promoted to Captain after ransoming back over 100 captives (including 3 of his children) taken by the French in a raid on his colonial village which killed his wife, daughter, BIL and SIL.

Several generations.

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
I'm retired US Army, 20+ years. James48 Dec 2022 #2
Service Nanuke Dec 2022 #4
My son, 21 years service, RET. Navy Chief...comment regarding this story.. asiliveandbreathe Dec 2022 #5
My Dad, his brother and a few cousins. MLAA Dec 2022 #6
My husband, an Air Force Academy grad, was in for... 3catwoman3 Dec 2022 #7
Great, Great Grandfather Union Army Civil War, Mom & Dad WW2, Brother Vietnam. Fla Dem Dec 2022 #8
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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