It never occurred to me until one day when I was talking to one of my children. We really are a military family. Here are the details:
My father served in the US Navy from 1942 until 1962. He retired as a master chief.
My mother served in the US Navy from 1948 until 1949, when she discovered I was on the way.
I served in the US Air Force 1969 to 1973, then became a Pennsylvania state trooper.
My daughter served in the PA Air National Guard for five years, then became a schoolteacher.
Her husband is still in the PA Air National Guard serving as a captain.
My older son served four years on US Air Force active duty, then became a Pennsylvania state trooper.
My youngest son is now serving in the US Air Force and has just re-enlisted. He will probably remain in the Air Force until he has 20 years.
My stepson served four years active US Army. He is now a personal manager for a large trucking company.
My cousin who joined the Army at the same time as I joined the Air Force has his name on Panel 8 W line 100 on the Vietnam Memorial.