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Escorting French officers In WWI
My father had a keen sense of humor. He was in the first motorcycle unit in the Army. He told..
Lake Ariel , PA
It never occurred to me until one day when I was talking to one of my children. We really are..
First-generation Americans in World War II
Highland Park , NJ
My parents, aunts and uncles immigrated to the U.S.A. at the beginning of the 1900s to escape the repression and..
The Early Bird - Prior to WWII
My father, John W. Faught Sr., was born in 1917 and raised during the Depression era in Shawnee, Ohio. Like..
Burned into your memory
Bonita Springs, FL
My father was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served aboard USS Pennsylvania during the attack. For many years he never..
Christos J. Siotas from Siatista, Kozane, Macedonia
New York City, NY
My father Christos J. Siotas, a five-year veteran (volunteered) from January 1918 to November 1922 (World War I), volunteered again..
A requiem for Rocky
Grissom Air Force Base, IN
She was coming home and would know the place for the first time. This daughter of a Cold Warrior was..
Col. Norman J. Eckert, WWI/WWII/Korea era
Ocean Springs, MS
Col. Norman J. Eckert, Bronze Star Father of: Edward (Ed), Col., U.S. Army, William (Bill), Lt, Col., U.S. Army Richard (Dick), Capt.,..
My brother was in the Battle of the Bulge
This evening, Nov. 10, I have been watching the World War II Battle of the Bulge on the Military Channel...
A different Sullivan family story: seven siblings serving, all returning safely
The youngest of the 14 Sullivan children, Robert J. Sullivan and his twin, Vincent Sullivan, were the final two out..
Letters from the Battlefield - Love in War
Letters from the Battlefield – Love in War By Laureen Sauls-Lessard We all have family members or know of someone who has..
Great-granddaughter visits ancestor's hometown
The City of Willoughby was first settled in 1798 by David Abbott near the mouth of the Chagrin River at..
My family has a longtime military background. My father was career Air Force and his father career Army. My father..
At the start of WWII my father, H.E.
Pierce, had three years in the Army Air Corps. His brothers..
Hispanics in the Military
Coral Springs, FL
My name is Lewis Colon and I am a U.S. Navy veteran with two honorable discharges (1974-1978 active duty, then..
Finding Private Lavis
I first heard of George Lavis when I was a little boy. One afternoon, as I sat at my aunt’s..
John Bullock's family military service
Goose Creek, SC
I served in the Mediterranean during the beginning of this war. I was stateside in the USCG for the first..
62 years in three generations
My father served from 1941 to 1975 in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. I served during Vietnam for seven..
Three meals and a cot
Otwell is a small town in Indiana. In the 1930s most of the residents were of German ancestry. It was..
Mentor, Father and Son: A Proud Legacy of U.S. Military Service and Tradition
Glen Allen, VA
Mentor, Father and Son: A Proud Legacy of U.S. Military Service and Tradition.
My grandson now makes the 5th continuous family member to serve in the military. My grandfather was in World War..
Schwaderers have four generations of service
Mt. Airy, MD
William A. Sr. and William A Jr.; John F.; LeRoy E. Jr.; Jeremy V.; and Marcus D. Schwaderer all served honorably..
Father gives Oath of Office to son
Walla Walla, WA
James Allen, a retired Naval officer and life member of The American Legion, recently had the honor of swearing in..
San Benito, TX
In reference to the "Brothers in Arms" story, my family had nine boys and two girls in the military =..
Family military history
Two of my 4th great-grandfathers served in the Continental Army. One 4th great-uncle served in the War of 1812. Eight..
An oh-so-special soldier
Winter Park, FL
My dad was born in the United States, schooled in Europe and spoke five languages. He enlisted in the U.S...
The American cowboy
Winter Park, FL
My great-uncle, who was born in Belgium and lived in France (French citizen), served in both World War I and..
Military is in our blood
The Preysz family has produced a number of military men. For example, my grandfather, Louis R. F. Preysz, was in..
“Volunteering runs in my family's blood”
Bill Spies - A Navy Vietnam veteran. My family first fought for freedom before there was a United States of..
Grafton , ND
My mother’s father served in World War I, and later all the males in the family served in the military...
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