Hey guys you should already know the drill by now.The same thread was up before the site 'crashed' (or whatever happened). Post here your relatives or even yourself,if they/you have served military for your country or fought at a war (accompanied by a small story if you want). I'll try to keep this thread updated but if I miss any names,hit me up via PM/VM.
I will start with Wargazsem.
This song means a lot to me, really hits home and brings back great times I had over seas as some things I won't or can't ever erase from my dreams.
Also these guy's are from my area and I am friends and co-workers with their cousins, also I've met them really down to earth guy's.
The song is this
w1n5t0n-Greatgrandfather, Greatgrandmother fought at WWII and Greek Civil War.Rest of family served military.
Brenden - Uncle served in Afghanistan for Australia
Feral -Pop and my great uncle served in WWII and dad was in the Army for a little while.
DoomHorror - Grandfather fought on the eastern front of WW2 during his military service for the Soviet Union.
Wolfscry00 - I was in the Army 2004-2008 with the 1st Engineer Battalion while it was still apart of the 1st Infantry Division. I did a 15mo tour of Iraq Sept 06-Dec 07
jay_hawk12-grandfather was in the u.s navy at the time of WWII
- cousin was in the army during desert strom.
-I was in the u.s navy from 2000 to 2005. from 2000 to 2002, i was station aboard the u.s.s enterprise as an aviation boatswain's mate (abh), went to school in 2002 to become an aviation ordnanceman. i got station at nsf deigo garcia, and in 2003, i got station in vfa 195 squadron attached to the u.s.s kitty hawk (they are attached to the u.s.s George Washington now) and i was a part of 3 wars.
-niece will join the navy
CrisValentine - Grandpa was bought over from Holland to Guernsey by Zee Germanz. Never said "hail Hitler", so was beaten a lot. Explaining why he became quite deaf. Has wrote a book about the war and has had it published. Also won a petition to get German Soilders names removed off of a plaque in Guernsey, remembering those who got killed on the island.
Wargazsem - Chad aka Wargazsem US Army, father US Army and Grandfather US Marine corp.
Bushpig94 -Grandfather served in WW2 as a Lt. in the Air Force/Corps (he flew planes).
Other grandfather served in the 1st Calvary Division during the Korean War.
Submerge - Paternal Grandfather - Fought on the Eastern front of Europe (primarily against the Russian army) during WWII for the German army (he was a sniper / rifleman).
Submerge - Maternal Grandfather - Served in the Navy for the United States during WWII.
djunglist - Grandfather was in the canadian navy army WWII
iToxicityHD - My Great Grandfather - WWII, served well did what was asked of him, was a great man from all the stories I heard. I was only about 3 or 4 when he died.
My Father - Retired Air Force, he did Encryption to make sure nobody could tap into the President's phone calls, and set up phone calls for the President, and also did computer security. Now does encryption for NASA.
iToxicityHD - In training for the Marines/Air Force, Sophmore in High School.
grimydawg - Both grandfathers were in the Army during World War II.
A total of seven uncles, all making the military their careers of at least twenty years, ranging from the Vietnam War to the current war.
I served in the Marines from from 2004-09. I worked in aviation, specifically on the Harrier. I had initially planned on making the military a career, but I was having another kid at the time and there were better opportunities for me so I could provide for my family.
DragonWolfVII - Grandad served as a Medical Officer in the Army all over Europe and India during World War II.
Uncle served in the RAF throughout the 80's.
ΕlvisShow - Great uncle served in Vietnam also myself serving since 05 with three deployments with 4ID.
ant1th3s1s - Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII.
My maternal grandfather was in the Royal Air Force in England as an armaments loader for the bombers attacking Germany. His worst injury was a broken ankle as a result of a bomb rolling off a trolley onto his foot during a fight with a fellow soldier. He died at a ripe old age in Australia after migrating here after the war.
My paternal grandfather fought for the Australian Army in North Africa. He lost all of his mates when a bomb struck an anti-aircraft emplacement. Being the sole survivor haunted him for the rest of his days and he died an alcoholic in his fifties.
Their fathers, brothers, uncles and etc along with all of my grandmothers' male relatives fought in either WWII or WWI for England or Australia. There was no getting around it in those dark days - it was better to die in battle than be called a coward. Unfortunately their history is lost to me.
My father was a year too old for the Vietnam War draft in the late 1960's. His younger brother fled to Canada to dodge the draft and has lived there ever since.
My sister's ex-boyfriend is one of only 32 Australian soldiers to have died in Afghanistan, leaving behind a wife and two young kids. RIP Grant.
LilJayR4 - Booboo Ry - USMC - Afghanistan
JackAttack - My grandfather was a korean war veteran before he passed away, so I suppose I'd like to honor him.
Νinja-In-A-Tree I'm a former 13F (Fire Support Specialist) in the US Army. Got out back in '94 at the rank of E4 (Corporal). Wish I had stayed in though.
Wife is an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) in the US Navy with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class.
Brother-in-law served 4 years in the Marines.
Grandfather was a Master Sergeant (E8) in the US Army. Don't know much details about his service as some of it is still classified, but he served around the time of the Korean War.
Kerwan_Ratchet My grandfather fought in the war with Nazi Germany in War World II, and when he was captured and given a chance at freedom, he refused to say "Heil Hilter", and was going to be taken to the shooting range. But he escaped and trekked through half of Poland and Germany to get back to his homeland.
terror I served in the Marine Corps 3rd light armored reconnaissance battalion as a Designated Marksman/ Scout Sniper served 2 tours in Iraq.
scoggs34 I was a submariner in the US Navy, served onboard USS Salt Lake City from 2001 to 2006. Saw tons of countries, did lots of drinking.
Brother is currently still serving, on his 20th year on the USS Carl Vinson ( aircraft carrier)
My father ( RIP) served 3 tours during Vietnam in the Navy
My nephew just finished his first 10 month deployment in the Army in Afghanistan.
NimLex Grandfather was in Vietnam
Darkdragonxk1 I am a 7th Generation Military man.I just retired from Navy last year to the day actually.My Brothers were Army My Father was a Marine Photographer.Step father was a Capt in the Navy. Grandfather was a Master chief Gunnersmate in the Navy.Great Grandfather was a Boatsons Mate in Navy
and Great Great Grand Dad was a Military man as well as his dad b4 him.
Jaggy2872 My grandfather served with the Navy during the Vietnam War
One of my uncle's and aunt's served in the Air Force until 2003
Two of my uncle's and both of my parents served in the Marines
My father-in-law served in the Army
Myself, my wife and my brother are all currently in the Army. I am a 68W (Medic), my wife is a 68WM6 (LPN) and my brother is a 25F (Network Switching System/Operator).
Stryker4321 I am currently in the Army as a 92A(Automated Logistical Specialist). Have several other MOS's as well. Been in since 2005. Did a tour over to Iraq 2009-2010. Brother and sister were both in the service. Sister was in the British army and brother was in the coast guard.
RuffSeks I served 8 years in the Army as a Police Officer, pretty much nobody liked me on base lol .
gixxerrider I served in the ARMY and fought to protect or country in Desert Sheild and Desert Storm. GOD BLESS THE USA
SeaBeeGR Been in the navy since 2004 ( Active 04-07) now in the Reserves with the U.S. Navy Seabees in NYC as a Steelworker. Served 2 MED Cruises and participated in Enduring Freedom in 2010.
DeadlyEthics Army Infantry OIF Veteran here. Retired E-5, combat related, service connected.
ZeroHR.Tv I served with UK HM Forces for 10 years, starting out at 29 commando, going onto communications and Air Defence in the later years.I served overseas in Falklands Islands(3 Tours) and Afghanistan(2 tours)Hats off to my father who was a Royal Marine serving in the Falklasnds War 1982.
great_daze_tazerboth my grandparents on my fathers side served in WWII they were not very talkative about the war time they served but what I do know is that they were both in the British Forces my grandmother (passed away early this year) was in the army & my grandfather (passed away in 97) served in the air forces
UNCLEPAULIE Grandparents served in WW2 , uncle in Falklands and most recently a few good friends have went to get petrol in the Middle East
Self_Saboteur served in the National Guard as an MP, did one tour in Iraq.
My brother also served in the National Guard, he followed his big brother in. Even though I wish he hadn't.
My Father shot howitzers in Vietnam.
My Grandfather on my mothers side served in a tank regiment in Korea.
His brother, my Great Uncle was 101st in WW2.
My Uncle was a Naval engineer (Seabee).
There are more but I'm not sure of their MOS.
skinner49 knew two of my college friends that served in the Amry and both have done multiple tours in the Middle East and another who served in the Navy. Props for them for having the courage to do something that I could not. Also, being a Korean, every male in my family that is/was a Korean citizen has served in the Korean military for 2-3 years. My girlfriend's brother has done so as well. Unfortunately, my grandfather was forced to serve in the Japanese army during WW2. (Korea was occupied by Japan from 1901-1945 for those who don't know Korean history).
Waystedyou My Grandfather served in WWII with the British army I dont know exactly doing what as he died when i was 8 and my dad never really got told much about it by him all I know is he was in Egypt, then he moved to Australia after the war with his two children in probably 1962-3 I think it was.
SplatterScoggs This thread is perfect place for this video. This is my type of send off for a fallen comrade. I got pumped up just watching/listening to this... I can only imagine the energy being there. (video was removed from youtube sorry -w1n5t0n)
thrembo I served in the US Navy 1983-1987. I had boot camp and schooling at Great Lakes in IL. I did 3 years aboard the USS Sacramento AOE1 stationed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton WA.
I did 2 West Pacific cruises and 1 Meditranian cruise. I visited Hawaii, Guam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Pakistan, Oman, the Philipenes, France, Italy and the Vatican. I went through the Suez Canal twice, and are a Shellback 2 times over. I recieved an Honorable discharge. The only "action" that I saw was when we attacked Libya and crossed the "line of death". I also earned the medal for expert pistol shot, and the Navy sea service ribbon with 2 stars.
RENZOKUNEN Myself. I was in the Operation Enduring Freedom over in Fallujah (pic in spoiler)
WhoalsJustin I'm currently serving in the United States Navy. I'll be in 4 years in May.
Relatives:Father served in the US Air Force for 13 years.
Both grandfathers served in the Army in WWII (paternal grandfather earned a bronze medal for valor, saving a platoonmate from a tank under enemy fire.)
Aipher Both grandparents on my father's side served in the British army during WW2. I don't know the full details (they didn't talk much about it), but my grandmother drove an ambulance to transport the injured. My grandfather was a carpenter/fixer by trade so was deployed several places, including North Africa to build decoys to trick Rommel's tank divisions. Neither actually saw combat, but were always not too far from it.
Basically what he was doing a lot of the time: Dummy tank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ΤheFirstEvil28 My wife's grandfather was in the Korean war driving tanks. Love to hear his stories. God bless our US soldiers.
geobru My dad served in the US Navy during Vietnam.I served in the US Air Force. This was during Desert Shield, I was stationed in Dhahran Saudi Arabia.
lurch9944My wife is a 68p in the army right now. She's still in training and moving to her phase 2 training next month. 68p's are the people who take the xrays in the military hospitals, my wife is currently an E2 and will be ranking up in october to E3 when she's reached 1 year of time enlisted.
CMN I would like to serve when I am eligible to serve (age).
Grandfather (US Navy in the 50's-70's)Uncle (US Army - Served off and on from 70's-April 2013)