Project: Military and War is an umbrella project with the following sub-projects. Note that three projects have their own join thread as well, marked "G2G post" below.
If you would like to join any of these projects, please ANSWER (do not comment) below telling us something about yourself and your ancestors who served (please remember to mention the war(s) they fought in), what sub-project(s) you would like to join. You may also want to join the Google group if it is mentioned on the project page in order to get communication from us.
Please make sure you are signed in so we can find your profile and award the project badge.
Lest we forget
Hi Edward! Thanks for joining our Project. I've awarded you your badge. Check out our task list here. Jump right in. We look forward to your participation!
I would like to join the Military and War project to learn about my ancestors' service in the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and WWII. Most people don't believe me when I mention I have identified over 20 ancestors who served in the American Revolutionary war. In fact, I will soon add a link to each of them at my home profile page. Consequently, I am very proud of my patriotic heritage and I would be honored to include a 1776 badge on my home profile page to reflect my interest in this project. As a proud American who believes this is and always will be, the best country in the world, I look forward to using this project to learn more about not only my patriotic ancestors, but others as well. I truly believe being called an "American" is the result of the achievement of my ancestors and words cannot express my gratitude to them. Thanks.
"A people which take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants." Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
John I've added you to the Google Group.
Pip, sure its the flu?
I would like to join the WW II project because my great-uncle, Sidney A Swift, was a Captain in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was killed when his unit, the 1392nd engineer forestry company was shelled outside of Monschau during the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. He was the only casualty.
I have three direct, proven ancestors that contributed to the American Revolution. Each have descendants that are DAR. I want to bring them up under the protective umbrella of the 1776 project, so when I source the profiles someone can't come along and delete all my primary references to their RWS. They are Bailey-25585, Dobson-3271 (sic: Dodson), and Ragland-697. So, yes, please count me in.
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HI Robert! Glad to have you aboard, I've awarded you your badge for the Military & War Project. Here is a link to the Project's guidelines.
We look forward to your participation!
I am interested in joining this group and the 1776 Project. I am a former Sgt. USMC (Cold War, 1980 to 1984 Active duty. 1984 to 1986 Reserves) Hollywood Marine. One Child is already is a veteran (SGT Florida Army National Guard). Both my parents and two uncles served during WWII. The list of names and actions starts to get really long after that so, If you want more, I will be happy to provide it but it may take me a while.
I am Honor Roll, Pre 1700 Certified, Mayflower Project, and working on becoming a certified DataDoctor.
SJ Baty is the 1776 Project leader:
Welcome to the project Stephanie! I've added the M&W badge to your profile. Be sure to sign up for the Google Group.