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Discussion in 'People I Have Known' started by Lara Moss, Sep 27, 2015.
I served in the Canadian forces my family has fought in two wars along side our American brothers .
I am no hero but I am a veteran of the Korean War 1952/53
PPCLI stood alongside 3RAR at Kapyong in Korea and both were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation, later renamed to the Presidential Unit Citation. The US Company A, 72nd Heavy Tank Battalion were also decorated.
My dad and his brothers fought in WW2.
My British mother's brother was a Spitfire pilot. I have his RAF watch:
There is a cemetery on my property with a couple of veterans buried here.
This gentlemen was in an all-black battalion in WW1.
The First Pioneer Battalion was stood up January 1, 1918.
As you can see, he died that October. I have no idea what the circumstances were.
Too many have died in all wars my family has lost one in Holland and one in Korea.
Thank you for your post how interesting
Korean War Vet.
Dad was awarded two Purple Hearts along with a Bronze Star for his WWII service, including the D-Day landing. Every family is entitled to have one hero and he is ours. One of his brothers graduated from USMA in West Point but I'm not too sure how long he remained in military service, and his youngest bro was a 20-year Air Force lifer.
I trained with the US Army including the 101st Airborne Division in AIT but the bulk of my service was part-time with the Md. National Guard. The only "action" I saw was during the race riots in Cambridge Md. 1967 when H. Rap Brown dropped in for a visit and Baltimore Md. 1968 after MLK was assassinated. Never a hero nor wanted to be.
Forgot to mention. My late wife served in the USAF including overseas for whatever length of service was required at the time (3 or 4 years).
Hope she forgives me up there for omitting her. Sorry dear.
I never served.
I registered in the summer of 1972. There were still a couple of lotteries to go, but by that time they were bringing troops home. I could have been called, but I would not have been deployed.