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    Family Veteran Photos - Personal Heros

    If you would like, please go ahead and use this thread to post your own family's personal Veteran heroes on this auspicious day.

    The left one is my father on leave in Japan during the Korean War. (Phrased poorly … they're both him of course) Not only a hero in regard being a Navy Veteran, but has been a hero to me every single day of my life. I should hope I turned out to be half the man he has always been.
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    EDIT: Photos of your hero are not required. Just let us know about he or she if you'd like.

    EDIT: And if you want to share your own service photos, you certainly deserve to be in this Veteran thread as well! I'd love to see them.
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    My Father, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot/navigator (De Havilland Mosquito) and my Uncle (Fathers Brother) Canadian Army Sergeant, Signals Corps dispatch rider.
    2 members of the "Greatest Generation"!

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    My dad served aboard the USS Pittsburgh, CA72, in WWII.

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    My Dad was the second oldest of five brothers who were all in the USMC. My Dad was not a career Marine serving only in WW2 but his brothers were. The last brother(youngest) saw action in Korea and Vietnam. He managed to survive the Khe Sanh siege back when. Very lucky they all survived without anyone being seriously wounded. My Dads oldest brother looked like R.Lee Ermy and did time as a DI at Paris
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    My father and my older brother, both in Arlington. Forgot to mention my son who went to Afghanistan with the 19th SF group and as a civilian 5 times.

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    My cousin, always big for his age, lied about that age and joined the Marine Reserve in 1950 at age 15. After basic training, he had turned 16, but his unit was activated and sent to Korea. So, at the tender age of 16, he was thrown into combat. He never spoke much of it. What he did, was drink. And he did not stop drinking until his liver failed and he died. May he have found the peace that eluded him in this life.

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    I come from a long line of warriors. My great-great grandfather, Richard Thomas, served in the American Civil War for the Union with troops from what is now West Virginia.
    My father, P.R./⎌Tommy Thomas, served in WW 1 and was stationed in France.
    My two older brothers, Jack and Jerry Thomas, served in WW2 in the China, Burma, India theatre. Jack was a P38 pilot and Jerry was an armorer/mechanic (they both survived the war). Jim Thomas

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    My father served as a supply corps officer (captain) in the CBI (China, Burma, India) theater for about 2+ years. He spent most of the time there either in Burma or China taking convoys up and down (literally!) the Burma/Ledo road. At on point, he took one of the first relief convoys from Ledo to Mitkyna (pronounced "Mitch-eh-nah), Burma after the U.S. and Chinese troops took it back from the Japanese. Another time his convoy went all the way from Ledo to Kunming, China where all the supplies and vehicles were turned over to the Chinese Nationalist Army. The truck drivers and officers had to fly back "over the hump" to get back to Ledo. Another one of "the greatest generation"!

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