My Great Grandfather on my Fathers side was a Corporal in the 354 infantry Battalion ( C Company ) in France. He was wounded a couple of days before the armistice and spent 6 months there before returning home.
Two of his sons ( my Great Uncles ) we’re in the PTO. Harold was in the Navy and Andy was in the 1st Marines. A little side story about Harold, he was on leave to get married when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was stationed on the USS Arizona. Needless to say he was lucky.
On my Mothers side, my Great Grandfather was a medic in the Army in the Great War. I don’t have much info on him. His son, my Grandfather, was in the 101st Airborne during WW2 and the 82nd during Korea. He made a career out of the Army. He had some Great War stories.
Lastly, my mother had an Uncle who was a pilot in a B24 Liberator in the 8th Airforce.
Great idea for a topic. Love to hear all the stories.