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#1 ppgcowboy

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

I was at the super market today and there was a guy wheeling around a vet. I walked up to him and asked if he was a WW2 vet. He said yes and I from the bottom of my heart thanked him for his service. Those who served in WW2 are getting fewer and fewer especially here in Montana. It was a pleasure shaking his hand. I get goosebumps when I see one and will go out of my to show the ones I cross paths with my appreciation. Most vets are special.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:40 PM

I was at the super market today and there was a guy wheeling around a vet. I walked up to him and asked if he was a WW2 vet. He said yes and I from the bottom of my heart thanked him for his service. Those who served in WW2 are getting fewer and fewer especially here in Montana. It was a pleasure shaking his hand. I get goosebumps when I see one and will go out of my to show the ones I cross paths with my appreciation. Most vets are special.

 

I do the same thing. I am overwhelmed when I see a Korean vet. If you study the Korean war, many of those guys suffered like never before.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Absolutely. My, still living, 94 year-old great uncle served as a steel worker for Kennametal in Latrobe PA, his role considered more important than to fight. He also deserves our appreciation.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

Absolutely. My, still living, 94 year-old great uncle served as a steel worker for Kennametal in Latrobe PA, his role considered more important than to fight. He also deserves our appreciation.


It was a team effort for sure.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:34 AM

This is my Dad - taken in July 1946. He enlisted right out of high school, too late for combat and ended up spending his time at El Toro Air Base in CA. He remained in the Marine Reserves and was activated for Korea and deployed there. Unfortunately, he passed away in January 1997 while I was commanding an Army battalion in Bosnia. An uninstrumented airfield and fog held me from departing for 3 days and he was in a coma by the time I got back to the States - never got a chance to say goodby. I will always be proud of him.

 

As an aside, this picture was taken when he scored as high shooter in his platoon during qualification. The picture and a press release were sent back to our local newspaper whenre my grandmother was a proofreader. I have the original picture and the press release along with the score book you can see in his left breast pocket in a rifle case on the wall of my den - along with a place-holder M1 Garand in case I am ever able to track down the one in his hands - Springfield Armory 2860035.

 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:00 AM

I've got relatives whom have served going back to the French and Indian War of the 1750's to today's wars.  They all deserve our respect.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:24 AM

I've got relatives whom have served going back to the French and Indian War of the 1750's to today's wars.  They all deserve our respect.

 

My wife spent some time tracing my maternal grandmother's side of the family on Ancestry.com - Carey. I had one relative, a colonel,  who was killed defending a fort in the Norfolk area during the British Dutch War and another involved in a land deal with Miles Standish. The line traces all the way back to England where my 13th great grandmother was married to Sir William Carey...her name was Mary Boleyn, sister on Anne Boleyn. Mary was the mistress of Henry VIII before he turned his attention to Anne. She gave birth to two children during that time, both generally believed to be the children of Henry VIII (although there is a bit of argument about Henry Carey). If true, though, my 13th Great Grandfather was Henry VIII. 

 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Respect to all those who have served in all past and present conflicts.

On my dad's side of the family we have our genealogy traced back to 1590. We have family members who served in the French and Indian War(we are also related to Tom Quick if you know the story), Revolutionary War, Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII. There are probably other wars that family has served in, but no definite documentation.

The oldest picture we have of a family member in uniform if from the late 1800s(in another post), we don't have any from ww1 other than the archway with the names of anyone serving from Newton, NJ. We do have a few pictures of our great uncle (WW2 airforce) and of course my grandfather.

My grandfather was drafted and was in Europe in later 1946. Not early enough to see combat. He was a Engineer and ended his service as a Tech 5.

It would be nice to find out exactly where he was stationed and where he traveled, as he would never talk about it. Thankfully I do have his photo album from the time he served.

Anyway, sorry for the rambling.

Here is a photo of my grandfather on a CAT D7.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

I've got relatives whom have served going back to the French and Indian War of the 1750's to today's wars.  They all deserve our respect.

 

My wife spent some time tracing my maternal grandmother's side of the family on Ancestry.com - Carey. I had one relative, a colonel,  who was killed defending a fort in the Norfolk area during the British Dutch War and another involved in a land deal with Miles Standish. The line traces all the way back to England where my 13th great grandmother was married to Sir William Carey...her name was Mary Boleyn, sister on Anne Boleyn. Mary was the mistress of Henry VIII before he turned his attention to Anne. She gave birth to two children during that time, both generally believed to be the children of Henry VIII (although there is a bit of argument about Henry Carey). If true, though, my 13th Great Grandfather was Henry VIII. 

 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

I've got relatives whom have served going back to the French and Indian War of the 1750's to today's wars.  They all deserve our respect.

 

My wife spent some time tracing my maternal grandmother's side of the family on Ancestry.com - Carey. I had one relative, a colonel,  who was killed defending a fort in the Norfolk area during the British Dutch War and another involved in a land deal with Miles Standish. The line traces all the way back to England where my 13th great grandmother was married to Sir William Carey...her name was Mary Boleyn, sister on Anne Boleyn. Mary was the mistress of Henry VIII before he turned his attention to Anne. She gave birth to two children during that time, both generally believed to be the children of Henry VIII (although there is a bit of argument about Henry Carey). If true, though, my 13th Great Grandfather was Henry VIII. 

 

Genuflecting is not required when I enter the site.  :happy:

Hey 6, we might be related by distant cousins :-)
 

My 11th grandfather Sir Francis Bryan 1490-1550 An English courtier and diplomat during the reign of Henry VIII. He was Chief Gentleman of the Privy chamber and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.[1] Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bryan always retained Henry's favour, achieving this by altering his opinions to conform to the king's.[2] His lack of principle at the time of his cousin Anne Boleyn's downfall led to his earning the nickname "the Vicar of Hell".[3]

Lots of warriors in my tree going back to the crusades, to the present Gulf monkey business.


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