Did you or your ancestors serve? Join the Military and War Project to commemorate them!

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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.

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Lest we forget

in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
edited by Pip Sheppard
I would love to join. I am a Cold War veteran, my brother, the first Desert Storm, my father is a career Air Force Agent Orange Vet. My grandfather and his 5 brothers served, 2 uncles and I just found a civil war veteran. I’ll take World War II or Vietnam. Thank you
I would love to  join this project.  My father served in Vietnam, Maternal Grandfather in WWII.  Members of my family on both sides have served as far back as the Revolutionary War and all conflicts up to the present Global War on Terrorism.  I would like to be a part of all including Roll of Honor; The Great War, 1914-1918 (WWI); U.S. Civil War; World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War; War in Afgahanistan; Iraq War; Persian Gulf.  Please and Thank You.
I’d like to join the project.  At least two of my ancestors served in the American Revolution, and one served (and died in service) in the War of 1812.

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. In the over 8000 people in my family tree, quite a few were in the military. Including President Thomas Jefferson, many Military Officers, and a lot more privates in the infantry.
I would like to join. My dad served in Vietnam from 69-71. His dad served in WWII by lying about his age to enlist in the Army. He was later stationed in Germany & Korea (after the wars). My grandmother was an Army nurse when my dad was born. Her father was a Japanese POW in WWII. Another great grandfather was drafted for both WWI and WWII. I have traced other ancestors to the War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War (fairly confident on that one).

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I would like to join the 1776, the U.S. Civil War and the World War II projects. I have at least three ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, and some that fought in the other two wars. For all my relatives I am digging deeper to flesh out their biographies. I would like to help others do with this.

Thanks very much

by Susan Stark G2G Crew (830 points)
Hi Susan and welcome to the project(s).  I've added the 1776 and Military and War badges to your profile and I posted some project information to your profile comments.  I'll alert the US Civil War project leader of your post and please let us know if you have any questions.
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I retired (US Army Reserve) in August 1992 with eleven years of active duty (eight overseas in Korea, Okinawa, Vietnam, and Germany) and seventeen years in the Reserves in units in Germany, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

I also served as a Department of the Army Civilian from December 1975 to April 2001 in Germany and at Fort McPherson, Georgia.

While serving in the Third US Army (USARCENT) as a civilian, I was deployed to Saudi Arabia twice; once for Operation Desert Storm and once for Operation Vigilant Warrior.

My father, his brother, and my grandfather, all served during World War II. Dad and my uncle were both Marines and my grandfather was in the Army Air Corps.

My uncle went into the Army after World War II and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and also got three Purple Hearts in the Korean War. He would later get two more Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

I can trace family members in conflicts in America back to King Philip's War.
by John Griscom G2G Crew (850 points)
edited by John Griscom
Welcome to the project Colonel, we're grateful to have you!  Please let us know if you have any questions and we're looking forward to your contributions.
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I'd like to join! I've never served but I've found a dozen or so Revolutionary War vets in my tree so far, and a captain in the War of 1812. I'm sure I will find more as I continue researching.
by Christina Mckeithan G2G6 (9.4k points)
Hello and welcome to the 1776 Project!  I've awarded you the project badge and left some project information on your profile.  Be sure to join the Google Group when you have a chance and we're looking forward to your contributions!
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Hello, I would really like to find out more about the Cook/Cooke's during the Revolutionary war.  I've found many ancestors who were involved.  I'd be glad to offer any help I can although I'm fairly new here and still learning the format of wikitree.  Thanks for the consideration.
by Aaron Khachigian G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Most of my ancestors have served in every American war since the Revolutionary War, beginning with Captain Teunis Vrooman, captured and scalped by the Tories along with his wife and youngest son on their farm in Schoharie, NY, and his eldest son, Lt. Tunis Vrooman, of whom I am directly descended from, was soon after captured and brought to Canada where he escaped and eventually returned to his home in NY.  

My great grandfather Clarence Charles Goodale, of Saratoga, NY, served as a cavalryman in World War I from 1916 to 1920, and in the battle against Pancho Villa later on.

His son, my grandfather Charles Russell Goodale, of Poughkeepsie, NY served as a Signalman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

My grandmother Cpl. Dorothy Margaret Dillon, of Bedford, NY, served in the Marine Corps during World War II, one of the first female troops to deploy. Her voluntary enlistment was inspired by the deaths of two cousins in the attack at Pearl Harbor. 

by Katie Goodale-Montes G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Hello.  I am proudly descended from war veterans at every generation as far as the Revolutionary War and beyond. My living relatives are either active or retired military.

My maternal grandfather was S.Sgt James E. BAILEY ( VFW POST 989 in Bartlesville. OK) He died from enemy ground fire when attempting to deliver relief packages yo the troops.

I have lots of stories,  lots of veteran-ancestors with letters to home,  photos and shared memories I'd love to contribute but I need to start with only one. I choose the Vietnam War.

Thank you.

MarLo C Underwood-Alexander

by MarLo Alexander G2G1 (1.7k points)
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I would love to join. My ancestor, Jephthah Clarke, was  a Revolutionary War soldier. My family has actively pursued information on his family and heritage for over 50 years. My Grandmother was a state officer for the DAR in the 60’s always having me included in the ceremonies. I have many resources for Revolutionary War soldiers connected to my family. I love to share our family photos.

Sincerely, Nancy Douglas
by Nancy Douglas G2G Crew (570 points)
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My ancestor Thomas Paine served in 1776, as did several relatives whose profiles I manage. My father served in Vietnam. I am trying to learn how to edit the posting for a relative whose profile I have adopted, Baggs-385, and would like to have help fixing an apparent error in his profile tag. -- I also have relatives in the French and Indian Wars, and the Civil War.
by Deb Gunther G2G2 (2.1k points)
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I would like to join the Military project. I have many family members who served starting with father in Vietnam, Grandfather in WWII going thru all the others back to the Rev. War.
by Kristin Robinson G2G Crew (360 points)
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I would like to join this, had 2 ancestors fight in the revolutionary war, 1 family member in the war of 1812, 3 family members who in the civil war ( 2 on the union side and 1 on the confederate side) my grandfather fought in ww2 and my father fought in vietnam. Would love to add to anything I can.
ago by Justin Webb G2G Crew (450 points)

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