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  1. bennymuso

    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    One granddad was a chef in ww2 the other was stationed in France.
     
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    Stinkfist Well-Known Member

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    My grandfathers were in the Navy in WW2. They both attended my graduation from naval boot camp. One of the happiest moments of my life.
     
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    cetiya Lunatic VIP

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    My moms cousin was in the marines and died at iwo jima. He wrote her many letters before he died and I have them now. They are very special!
     
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    My Grandad on my dads side, had a very long career in the RAF, joined at 15 years old due to getting in trouble as the judge said he either went in the forces or he goes to prison., started out doing odd jobs around RAF bases. Then WW2 happened and he trained as aircrew. Was a rear gunner in a lancaster bomber, flew all the well known raids. dresden, berlin etc etc. After the war he was posted to germany where he supervised german POW's doing building work. My dad was born in germany. He was posted back to england eventually, and he finished his service as a warrant officer, drilling the national service recruits. I'd imagine he could have written a book about his life. Not just his military service. had a very eventful life.

    My other grandad was in radar, doing ww2, he wasn't career RAF like my other grandad, he joined due to the war, and was based in a secret underground radar station in scotland.


    I have an uncle who was in the Territorial army {similar to the US national guard}, he was an officer, and in the infantry.Ended up a brigadier. My grandads were great, he is a total a hole,however.
     
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    floplop Well-Known Member

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    my great uncles were all in WW2, my father was in Korea, my older brother in Vietnam and I was in the Coast Guard and in Desert Strom 1. So yeah.
     
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    Great grandfather was in the infantry in France in WWI and got shot in the hand. My grandfather (his son) was a navigator in a Wellington bomber in WWII. After the war he went to university and became a dentist, then rejoined the army and went to Korea. He became the go to guy when soldiers got a VD from a slope and needed some penicillin.
     
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    God Well-Known Member

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    Grandfather was a bombardier in WW2...KIA at the age of 23.

    My father is a Vietnam Vet and retired a Brigadier General.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    My grand father served in the first world war. My father served in the pacific theater. when they dropped the bomb he was training for the invasion of Japan. my uncle served in Europe. In the battle of the bulge he was awarded the silver star and a purple heart along with a battlefield commission. I think he saw horrible stuff. When he came back to the states, my mother said that he shook so bad, she was always afraid he'd spill his coffee. They were the greatest generation.
     
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    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    Did they fight for the Germans or something?
     
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    playitagainfred Well-Known Member

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    lots but there is a big gap in our family of the years right after Vietnam. not until the mid 80's did we have family members start enlisting again
     
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    Great grandfather was in WWI, grandfather in WW2, father in Vietnam with the Marines. I was in Iraq
     
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    Bro-in-law served in Nam.
    Nephew in army now. Served in Afghanistan.
     
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    Yes. Many.
     
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    my great grandfather has the most missions lived in tailgunner history. the average tail gunner lived like 4 trips and he lasted somewhere in the 40s or 70s or something fucking stupid and made it back...

    if he was average at his job, i wouldn't be alive. pretty fucked up
     
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    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

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    My husband is former Air Force.
     
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    Being that there was a draft back in the day pretty much everyone had a relative in the service.
     
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    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    Way to kill a thread.
     
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    stanggirl There's no replacement for displacement

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    Did your grandmother ever remarry?
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Only remarkable one was a great aunt who flew with the wounded from France back to New York during WWII. She had quite a few stories.
     
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