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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    War time coast guard is part of the navy....but your claim is a new one to me....why wouldn't Navy bosun's mates have that job?
    I'll be honest, even though I have my degree in History I did not know this either until I saw a show on The History Channel. It seems that due to their expertise in running ships in rough coastal waters and near shore, that they were taken into the Navy and trained specifically for the task of running the LCTs in the Pacific Island Campaigns and for D- Day. I always assumed they were Navy as well, but evidently they began in the Coast Guard and actually wore different insignia.

    War in the Pacific NHP: The Coast Guard in World War II

    U.S. Coast Guard Amphibious Operations: Coast Guard in the European and Pacific Theatres of Operation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    I'll be honest, even though I have my degree in History I did not know this either until I saw a show on The History Channel. It seems that due to their expertise in running ships in rough coastal waters and near shore, that they were taken into the Navy and trained specifically for the task of running the LCTs in the Pacific Island Campaigns and for D- Day. I always assumed they were Navy as well, but evidently they began in the Coast Guard and actually wore different insignia.

    War in the Pacific NHP: The Coast Guard in World War II

    U.S. Coast Guard Amphibious Operations: Coast Guard in the European and Pacific Theatres of Operation
    In the larger view of history, it is a minor detail. I have a couple friends who study war and have video collections, books, etc. One studies our civil war, the other WWII.
    IMO, it is more important to study why wars start.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    My father served in the Air Force, long before I was even a glimmer in his eye. One of my favorite pictures of him is one where he's in full dress uniform.

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

    I fought for the French Foreign Legion 1988-1993, and with the Royal Marines, 1993-2000.

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