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  • Yes, I served and it was during a time of war

    13 20.31%
  • Yes, I served and it was during peace time

    7 10.94%
  • Yes, I have family who served during a time of war

    33 51.56%
  • Yes, I have family who served during peace time

    6 9.38%
  • I've never been in the military - so no

    1 1.56%
  • Nobody in my family has been in any branch of the military

    4 6.25%
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    I served betwixt and between Korea and 'Nam. My Dad served in both the Atlantic and Pacific during WWII.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    I served between 1981 and 1985

    My Father and three of his brothers served in WWII (My Dad was a Merchant Marine)
    My Father's two younger brothers served in Korea
    My Niece and Nephew served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
    My Sister and Brother-in Laws both are retired Army and served in OIF and OEF, and probably earlier combat ops

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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Maternal grandfather - Navy WWII. I found out after he died that his ship had been sunk. He never talked about it during his lifetime.
    Dad - Army Airborne - peacetime
    Paternal Uncle - Army - peacetime
    1st Husband - Army National Guard - peacetime




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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Grandfather (father's side) = Army (Korean War)

    Great Uncle (Mother's side) = Navy (Korean War)

    Father = Army (Vietnam War)

    Uncle (Mother's Side) = Army (Vietnam War)
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    were you in the combat zone or in the military when a war was going on?
    First on station for Desert Shield, and first unit to return. It was in the Navy, so not out in the fighting, but I was there.
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    My father was a Lt Colonel in the Air force in WW2, and one Uncle was a paratrooper.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    My dad served in the Navy during the Korean War, but was stationed in San Diego. My brother served in the Navy during Desert Storm (mostly in the gulf and Pacific on an LA-class sub). My sister in law was active duty in the Navy from 1986 to 2006, so she served during Desert Storm and the Iraq war, but was not in a combat zone (her most recent duty station was Gitmo during the Iraq war. My boyfriend served during Desert Storm and did a year in Iraq (Tikrit) during 2006 working for the Army, even though he's a Navy officer. He's been in the reserves for 10 years now, but he isn't eligible to be called back into active service for 2 more years.

    He left today to spend 2 weeks in Hawaii getting a sub detachment ready for active service. Rough duty, eh?

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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Father I never was career military. I never knew any of my relatives.

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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Paternal grandfather was merchant marine Captain most of his adult life, WWII, many convoys and D-Day invasion.
    Only Uncle was merchant marine for 2 years, during same war, but I don't know any more than that about him.
    Father was exempt during WWII, he had a job at a munitions factory, but he did do USNR on weekends, on east coast "target" ships, basically a screen of older ships that german uboats might fire at....primitive early warning system.
    Older brother at Okinawa during Korean Conflict, USAF jet engine mechanic, did 20 years.
    Younger brother 2 years in Navy, a snipe, no war, mustered out on hearing disability.

    I joined USNR on my 17th birthday, still in High School, converted to USN after high school, did 12.5 years active duty, included a tour in Vietnam (brown water navy), then 9 more years in USNR, now retired.
    Duty stations other than vietnam, a nuclear fast attack sub, GTMO, Cuba, and SOSUS in Norfolk...plus 3 years of great technical training.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    I served active Navy from '98 - '08, on the Lincoln when OIF started (we got a brief on Shock and Awe about a week or two prior to it occurring, we all found the mission name to be quite amusing, but the amount of ordinance planned to be dropped was impressive). Also supported OEF. Currently in the Navy reserves.

    My husband was a Marine. He had just came back from Afghanistan when we met and we were engaged when he left for Iraq. He is currently in the Navy.
    His family is mostly Navy. I know his mother, bio. father, and stepfather were all in the Navy, but I don't know if they were in during a war.

    My father and mother were both in the Army. My mother got out in '80, so she was only in during peace time. My father went into the National Guard a couple of years later, and was in during Desert Storm but he didn't get deployed.

    My brother was in the Army, and went to Iraq after sometime after I got back.

    Two of my mother's brothers were in the Army, neither in war time.

    My grandfather was in the Army during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He served in combat zones as a medic in all three.
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