posted on Sep, 11 2005 @ 09:39 AM
Here's a list of known family members who were in the service:
I had a 6X-great-grandfather, Eli Addams, who fought for America in the Revolutionary War (I'm thinking about joining the Daughters of the American
My 3X-great-grandfather, Bartley Crawford (Eli's great-grandson, and my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother's father), fought for the Union
Army in the Civil War.
A great-great-grandfather, Eli Barrett (maternal grandmother's paternal grandfather), also fought in the Union Army. My mother is a member of the
Daughters of Union Vets.
My granduncle, Norman Barrett, was killed in North Africa in 1943, during WWII. I believe the place is called Kasserine Pass.
Mom's brother, Uncle Norman, was a Marine who fought in Viet Nam. He died 20 years ago from cancer because of that Agent Orange.
Uncle Robert was in the Navy.
My dad was in the 82nd Airborne, and I have a stepbrother who was in the Marines. Dad's uncle, Sanford Bebertz, was standing guard at Pearl Harbor
when it was bombed, and he died about 3 years ago.