Two of my 4th great-grandfathers served in the Continental Army. One 4th great-uncle served in the War of 1812. Eight 2nd great-uncles (all brothers) served in the Civil War, four for the Union and four for the South. Several distant cousins in the Spanish-American War. Father served in World War I. Stepfather served in World War II. 1st cousin served in Korea as member of U.S. Navy - KIA. I'm a Vietnam vet. One of my sons served in Desert Storm with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment - 100 percent disabled with Gulf War Syndrome. Three grandsons now serve: one has had one Iraq tour and two Afghanistan tours. One is stationed in Italy with the 82nd Airborne. One is in U.S. Army technical training. After my 33 years with the U.S. Air Force. I served 18 years in the Texas State Guard and retired just shy of my 70th birthday.