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Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy. Did someone in your family fight in WWII?

Jimbo 2011/12/06 20:17:05
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"Now [war] has
come and we must meet it as united Americans regardless of our attitude
in the past toward the policy our Government has followed. ... Our
country has been attacked by force of arms, and by force of arms we must
retaliate. We must now turn every effort to building the greatest and
most efficient Army, Navy and Air Force in the world." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his day of infamy speech.





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  • JGF 2011/12/07 00:55:14
    Yes
    JGF
    +8
    My father fought in the Battle of France and the Battle of Germany; was captured in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and escaped by diving into the Meuse River and holding onto a block of ice to stay afloat. Far downstream a French family pulled him from the river, frozen from the waist down, and hid him in their home from German patrols til he was able to walk enough to return to his unit.

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  • Zody Honeybee 2011/12/25 02:50:35
    Yes
    Zody Honeybee
    my dad and two uncles
  • Luckydog38 2011/12/24 23:21:50
    Yes
    Luckydog38
    Great Uncles. One of which died at Guam.
  • UrbanHillbilly 2011/12/17 07:31:29
    Yes
    UrbanHillbilly
    +2
    My father armed P-47s and P-51s in Europe.
  • Mamaknows 2011/12/15 23:32:59
    Yes
    Mamaknows
    +2
    2 in WW2
    2 in Nam
    3 in Desert storm
    4 in War on terror:)
    Proud of all of them.
  • mrdog 2011/12/14 16:12:02
    Yes
    mrdog
    +2
    My dad...bark
  • cassidysf 2011/12/13 00:05:06
    Yes
    cassidysf
    +1
    my great grandpa.
    he died a couple of years ago,
    i still miss him.
  • Dawn 2011/12/11 23:25:41
    Yes
    Dawn
    +1
    My grandfather (my mothers father) was an engineer. We have a picture of his platoon in the dining room. My grandfather (my fathers father) was in the Navy and was a look-out.
  • donald 2011/12/10 13:40:20
    Yes
    donald
    +1
    my father.
  • FencerCat 2011/12/09 01:47:11
    Yes
    FencerCat
    Two uncles did. My father was discharged from the army for medical reasons. My grandfathers were air raid wardens stateside during the war.
  • kraftymomma1979 2011/12/08 17:29:54
    Yes
    kraftymomma1979
    Most of the men in my family. My dad had a bad heart. On his third call up, they were taking everybody. The war ended right as he was scheduled to go so he didn't have to after all.
  • Brian 2011/12/08 13:48:01
    Yes
    Brian
    Yes, my father, and my former father in-law
  • Stacie 2011/12/08 13:06:56
    No
    Stacie
    +1
    No, but my father did 3 tours in Vietnam. He has 2 Purple Hearts for being wounded, 1 Bronze Star for bravery during battle.
  • DebraDeJonge 2011/12/08 10:23:23
    Yes
    DebraDeJonge
    My late Uncle and my late Father-In-Law.
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2011/12/08 07:09:37
    Yes
    13_JunkyardDog
    I have a Japanese Arisaka to prove it
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2011/12/08 04:47:17
    Yes
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    My dad; he stormed one of the beaches at Normandy but I can't remember which one. He's dead now and didn't like to talk about it. He joined the army right out of high school in the late 1930's and went through the entire war without a scratch. I think that made him feel a little guilty since he saw so many of his fellow soldiers, standing or sitting beside him, get killed.
  • SilveryRow 2011/12/08 04:10:29
    Yes
    SilveryRow
    Both my grandfathers, from 1939 and on through. Thankfully, they both returned :)
  • Julien Peter Benney 2011/12/08 03:51:07
    Yes
    Julien Peter Benney
    My father, who died after a long stroke in Box Hill in 2007, fought in World War II.

    Mummy always says that the Depression and World War II shaped Daddy in many ways, especially in how it made him store so much food he did not eat - a problem still with us today.
  • findthelight2000 2011/12/08 03:33:39
    Yes
    findthelight2000
    My Father fought in Germany.
  • Not my name. 2011/12/08 03:23:11
    Yes
    Not my name.
    My father was in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and his two brothers were in the Army. My mother and her sister joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). My father was shot down and capture by the Germans in late 1944 and was a POW till the war ended, he was shot in the ankle and it left him with a limp all his life. One of my uncles caught malaria in Rangoon, Burma and died just after the war ended, and he is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery in what is now Myanmar.
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/08 02:28:04
    Yes
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    My dad and his brother. Dad lucked out and was a prison guard for German prisoners at Camp Beale near Marysville, CA.
    My uncle saw combat and helped free Italy with his bazooka and George Patton.
  • kyu 2011/12/08 02:01:52
    Yes
    kyu
    My grandfather.
  • Anna E 2011/12/08 01:59:00
    Yes
    Anna E
    +2
    My Dad's oldest brother was a Winnipeg Grenadier.
  • Georgia50 Anna E 2011/12/17 23:09:46
    Georgia50
    +1
    They were on the beach at Normandy, no?
  • Anna E Georgia50 2011/12/19 07:21:45
    Anna E
    +1
    Yes, they were. British Royal Marines, Grenadiers, Royal WInnipeg Rifles, and Queen's Own Rifles took the beach-head at Juno.
  • Georgia50 Anna E 2011/12/19 23:19:34
    Georgia50
    Canadian prisoners murdered by Kurt Meyer's troops at the Ardenne Abbey:

    Of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders were: 

    Private Ivan Crowe

    Private Charles Doucette

    Corporal Joseph MacIntyre

    Private Reginald Keeping

    Private James Moss

    Of the 27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment) were:
    Trooper James Bolt
    Trooper George Gill
    Trooper Thomas Henry
    Trooper Roger Lockhead

    Trooper Harold Philip
    Lieutenant Thomas Windsor

    The following day, 8 June, seven more POWs from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders were also executed:
    Private Walter Doherty

    Private Hollis McKeil
    Private Hugh MacDonald

    Private George McNaughton
    Private George Millar
    Private Thomas Mont
    Private Raymond Moore

    Godspeed, men!
  • AnoSayWa 2011/12/08 01:22:12
    Yes
    AnoSayWa
    +1
    My loving grandfather fought in World War II and was stationed in Greenland. He also helped liberate the camps. Unfortunately, he passed away three years ago and it was sadly before we learned that he had actually earned a Bronze Star for his bravery in the war.
  • hasher 2011/12/08 00:59:06
    No
    hasher
    not anyone that i knew personally. my father in law was in korea and my son and daughter in law were in iraq and afghanistan. God bless all the vets. my dad was too young for ww1 and too old for ww2. so he didnt go.
  • Georgia50 2011/12/08 00:25:14
    Yes
    Georgia50
    +1
    Two uncles in the Pacific, one uncle in Europe. My dad graduated high school in '46 so he missed out.
  • heathereth 2011/12/08 00:02:20
    Yes
    heathereth
    My great Grandpa. he died.
  • rand 2011/12/07 23:52:33
    Yes
    rand
    My father and uncles and some cousins.
  • Jimbo rand 2011/12/08 00:06:06
    Jimbo
    +1
    My dad, 3 uncles, 8 of their cousins, 6 of Dad's cousin's fathers served. Everyone of age went to war. My grandmother on my mother's side had cousin's that fought for Mussolini and 3 that were part of the resistance. The resistance killed Mussolini by capturing him in a half track executed later by firing squad with film still surviving.

  • Rocky 2011/12/07 23:29:36
    Yes
    Rocky
    My father was in the navy and his destroyer took out some sort of cannon that they put on a train in southern europe and moved in from place to place. He told me they hid the thing in tunnels between the mountains.
  • hari 2011/12/07 23:03:38
    No
    hari
    no one and i do not have any said that - also its originated from mainly from Europe which is so weak now and US only is the country who is most powerful by all means . To think about war is absurd now a days barring few incidents of middle east and gulf
  • Jimbo hari 2011/12/07 23:50:19
    Jimbo
    +1
    God forbid the radical fundamentalists get control of Pakistan nukes, war with India would occur with us taking India's side.
  • hari Jimbo 2011/12/08 00:10:29
    hari
    it won't occur as economy worsen and no one on planet at present dare doing it
  • Red Branch Jimbo 2011/12/17 18:11:02
    Red Branch
    We won't have to, India will handle them with ease. The Pakis have won a war yet with India.
  • SpeedDemon BN-0 2011/12/07 22:47:32
    Yes
    SpeedDemon BN-0
    Both of my Grandfathers, two great Uncles on one side and two more great Uncles on the other side. All in all, six fought from my family.
  • Boo 2011/12/07 22:11:23
    Yes
    Boo
    My father was in the Army Air Corps. There was no Air Force yet.
  • Jimbo Boo 2011/12/07 23:57:28
    Jimbo
    +2
    President H.W. Bush got the Distinguished Flying Cross, the only president alive that served in WWII.
  • hasher Jimbo 2011/12/08 01:01:45
    hasher
    wow thats cool.

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