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#1 OFFLINE   scotto

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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 09:30 AM

We had a HUGE family reunion over the weekend and to my surprise and my sonís, the family presented Alex with my grandfathers discharge papers AND dog tags from WWI.
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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 09:31 AM

This was the first time I have ever seen my grandfathers discharge papers and dog tags. My mother then showed me these two (new to me) photos of my grandpa.
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Before these the only military picture of him I knew of was the one of him below with the Mohawk.
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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 09:37 AM

True family treasures.

I have my great grandfathers discharge papers from when he retired. He was a WWII vet but did not end up retiring until the 70s. He volunteered for the army and two days later is draft paperwork showed up for the Marines, he ended up in the Army serving under Patton in Eurpoe for two and a half years. When he passed I was the one that set up his uniform for the services. Hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Also one of the proudest things I have ever done. I ended up with the flag. He is the reason I first put the uniform on and the reason I continue to wear it today. I have his flag in a case now with all of the appropriate decorations mounted below it.


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 01:50 PM

Man...that is a Family treasure for sure :thumb: :)


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 01:57 PM

Very cool. I love seeing stuff like that.


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 03:44 PM

That is too cool Scotto!


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 04:27 PM

Thats awesome.


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 06:18 PM

Incredible honor & some superb family history, love all the photos!!!!!!!!


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 07:11 PM

Incredible honor & some superb family history, love all the photos!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys, Iím going to talk with Alex about having them mounted. He also has my fatherís (his grandfathers) medals and awards from WWII. Now my son has medals of his own that he earned in Iraq. It would be nice to have them all mounted to pass on to future generations.


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Posted Jul. 07 2009 - 10:10 PM

That is cool that he received those. Going to be handle down for another generation.


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Posted Jul. 08 2009 - 09:46 AM

Thanks guys, Iím going to talk with Alex about having them mounted. He also has my fatherís (his grandfathers) medals and awards from WWII. Now my son has medals of his own that he earned in Iraq. It would be nice to have them all mounted to pass on to future generations.


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Posted Jul. 08 2009 - 09:58 AM

Lets see those medals too!

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Posted Jul. 09 2009 - 09:35 AM

Lets see those medals too!

My fathers from WWII (Alexís grandfather)
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And Alexís from OIF
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Posted Jul. 09 2009 - 11:27 AM

You have something truly awesome there :thumb:


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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 02:07 PM

Just thinking about my grandpa today,,, I sure miss him. :(


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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 02:16 PM

Awesome. !!!


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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 02:49 PM

That's really cool.  Its an honor to have such family history.

 

All I have is my dad's pictures from WWII though my family has such things going back to the Civil War.  

 

My dad in Greenland WWII. 

 

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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 02:59 PM

Those are way cool!  What a great family treasure!




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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 03:05 PM

Awesome scotto. I'm honored to have seen this. True American Heros, these men you guys are mentioning here. :salute:




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Posted Mar. 26 2013 - 03:38 PM

I know my uncle has some stuff like that from my great grand father but I have never seen it. That stuff is cool. Thanks for sharing scotto.




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