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Skan posted 5/24/2014 20:17 PM

In the spirit of Memorial Day, how many military members, present or former, do we have? What service, etc?

Former Navy Corpsman, 4 years. Come from a family that is heavy military. Most of my father's kin were Army (lots of Rangers), my mother's family was mostly Marine, my step-father and I Navy. All we're missing is Air Force!

So sing it out, loud and proud!

MovingUpward posted 5/24/2014 20:22 PM

Not in the military but I honor my XFIL, army, vietnam war and my grandfather, marine, Pacific arena WWII.

SisterMilkshake posted 5/24/2014 20:26 PM

Our DS18 just joined the Army National Guard. He will be going to boot camp this August. Meanwhile, I am having a nervous breakdown.

dameia posted 5/24/2014 20:51 PM

WH is ex Air Force. My father was in the Naval Academy until he was seriously injured and medically discharged (blessing in disguise, this was right before the Vietnam War started).

Also an uncle who is retired Navy, GFIL who was a WWII vetran, and a soon to be BIL that is a current member of the AF.

Thank you to all who served and to their families!

GabyBaby posted 5/24/2014 20:53 PM

Former US Air Force here and my hubby is former US Army!

Thanks for everyone's service (past and present).

misskirby posted 5/24/2014 21:34 PM

My husband is active duty Air Force. Been in for 8 years.

welcome14 posted 5/24/2014 21:58 PM

Sing it loud Screaming Eagles!
"we have a rendevous with destiny
our strength and courage strike the spark
that will always set men free
Assault right down through the skies of blue
keep your eye on the job to be done
we're the soldiers of the Hundred and First
we fight til the battles won!
AIR ASSAULT!! "

and my dad was an officer in the 81st airborne division, glider pilot, before it became 101st Airborne Division.
very proud to serve on a post with Bastogne, A Shau and Market Garden street names....

[This message edited by welcome14 at 10:06 PM, May 24th (Saturday)]

Sad in AZ posted 5/25/2014 09:36 AM

Honoring my father--US Navy during the Korean War

and my baby brother--US Army reserves, recently home from Kuwait

jjsr posted 5/25/2014 11:44 AM

My husband is Active Duty Army and has been for 33 years.

HFSSC posted 5/25/2014 12:33 PM

My paternal grandfather retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. My dad was Army, then Army Reserves and retired as a Master Sergeant. My uncle (dad's older brother) retired as a Major General in the Army. My brother was Army. 3 cousins in the Air Force, one in the Navy and 1 Army. JM was in the Marines when we met. I have a nephew-in-law who is active duty Army and a nephew who is in the Army Guard. Both of them were deployed to Afghanistan in the past couple of years. And last, but not least, DS15 is in Air Force ROTC and wants to join the Air Force and go to medical school.

Whew!

Thanks to all who have served, and especially those who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we hold so dear.

k94ever posted 5/25/2014 13:44 PM

Me!!!!

Retired Air Force.

k9

nolight posted 5/25/2014 14:49 PM

I'm Australian Army (8 years) but I'm stationed in the states working with the US Amy and served with quite allot of US service personnel in Afghanistan.

MinorBee posted 5/25/2014 21:49 PM

Let's see...

If we are bringing family military history into the equation...

I qualify for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and have ancestors that fought on both sides of the Civil War. I am also the Granddaughter of a WWII Pacific theater soldier, Grand Niece of a Pearl Harbor survivor, niece to a Army MP who spent years on the DMZ in Korea in the 70's, daughter of a Naval Officer who served in Vietnam, former wife of a member of the Navy's silent service, and mother to a veteran of the war in Iraq.

I also did 4 years in the Navy myself, pushing papers and boxes at a supply command on the East Coast. I watched many of the Marines I knew from the command go to Kuwait for the First Gulf War.

Like Skan, military service is kinda my 'family business', although my youngest kids aren't interested.

jrc1963 posted 5/25/2014 22:07 PM

FWSO is Retired Navy... 43 years between active duty and reserves.

StillLivin posted 5/25/2014 22:28 PM

Retired Army

SpecialK posted 5/26/2014 14:25 PM

I am a Daughter of the Revolution, my Dad retired as a Senior Master Sargent in the Air Force, my youngest brother is currently in the Air Force, my husband was Army and spent time in Vietnam, had a cousin who died in Vietnam, an ex-husband who was in the Navy and also in Vietnam. Many friends who have served and my utmost respect and thanks to each and everyone of them! God Bless them for their service and sacrifices.

SWAT70 posted 5/26/2014 14:36 PM

US Army here. Served 1987-1997. Rangers lead the way. My FIL was in the Marine Corps.

To all who served and are still serving, god bless and stay safe. To those who sacrificed their all thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without your sacrifice I wouldn't be here safe and sound today.

BrokenButTrying posted 5/26/2014 14:49 PM

We're a UK military family. My husband serves in the army.

[This message edited by BrokenButTrying at 2:49 PM, May 26th (Monday)]

fraeuken posted 5/26/2014 14:49 PM

No military here but a big THANK YOU to all of you!

reallyscrewedup7 posted 5/26/2014 14:54 PM

LCDR (that's O-4 for all you unfamiliar with Naval rank), United States Naval Medical Corps.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away (or at least it feels like it)

But hey, looks like the Ruskies are our enemy again. Ah, the good old days :)

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