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    My Uncle Tommy from WWII KIA on his 17th Mission/Sortie in Liege, Belgium on Sept. 17, 1944. With the 384th Heavy Bombardment/547th Bomber Group (Ball Turret Gunner) 1st Picture bottom 2nd from the right. 2nd picture top 2nd from the right. Wish I could have met him. GOD BLESS YOU TOMMY !!!

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    My mom's four brothers...all served and saw combat and all came home. The family was very lucky. My Uncle Bennie...the oldest...hit Omaha Beach in the first wave and survived only to be hit outside of St. Lo and invalided out of combat. His survival itself is a separate story as he wasn't expected to live. The youngest...Max...is the only one still with us and is in his 90s. He was a signalman and loader for a 40mm anti-aircraft battery on a destroyer and his ship was anchored by a half-sunken Japanese battleship in Tokyo Bay at the surrender.

    Uncle Abe was in an ammunition supply unit in Italy and Uncle Mushie was a gunner on a Navy bomber. He died young enough I never found out whether it was a land-based bomber or carrier aircraft. As so common with veterans the four never really talked much about their wartime experiences.

    My Uncle Bennie rarely talked of the war outside of the funnier aspects of being in the service. He didn't open up about his experiences until shortly before he passed...he pretty much only had long-term memories then...outside of commenting how good-looking my wife is (which she loved hearing).



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    This is my dad, probably in May - June 1944. He was drafted and left high school his senior year before graduation. He was in the Pacific and served as a door gunner on a Martin Mariner.
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    This image is of my grandfather, my dad's dad. He served as a Wagoner with the 322nd Field Artillery (attached to the 32nd Division) in France in 1918:
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    ...and my other grandfather (my mom's dad). He was a 2lt who served on the border with Mexico during WW1:
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    ...and this is me (the guy on the right) in 1975 with a Colt in my hand:
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    I had nine family members in WWII. Only one was wounded. He lost a leg at Okinawa and he is the only one still living.
    Father in laws ship was hit by a Kamikaze. Returned to the fight after repairs and was hit again by Kamikaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kfields View Post
    ...and this is me (the guy on the right) in 1975 with a Colt in my hand:
    So very young looking...but with a definite take no sh*t look about you.

    You know what, there's absolutely nothing wrong with posting photos of YOURSELF in uniform as part of this thread as well. Y'all damn well deserve the recognition, and ought to be very proud of your service and status as a Veteran.
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    I've been looking through dozens of family Veteran photos. Great men and women and I'm proud to be related to them and such a service oriented family. I'll just post one more of them here. The oldest identified veteran in our family. I'm a direct descendent on my fathers side. He was a soldier in the 1st Alabama Infantry C.S.A.
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    My Father. 44th and 86th Infantry Divisions in WWII
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