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    my friends dad served in WW1

    so I have a friend who's father was in the artillery in WW1 and so I now wonder if there is anyone else still out there who had a parent in WW1

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    I know someone who's father was an infantry soldier in WWI. Mr George is 86 years old. He gave me a book that detailed the 115th's entire journey that was printed in 1920 by two Chaplains. It details everything from the birth of the 115 to the list of dead and accounts of the Alsace and Meuse Argonne offensive to the armistice and the way home. Pictures, maps, weapons everything. Its humbling to look at it for me. It's also interesting how well the book is made, I never seen anything like it published.

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    My Dad was born in 1908. He could remember a Zepellin dropping a bomb near his school in Birmingham.
    My great uncle on his side of the family served in the US Army during WW1. My brother has his US citizenship and discharge papers.
    My great uncles (my grandfather's brothers) served in the Britishicon army. Christopher died in Salonika in July, 1916. Oliver died on the Western Front October 22, 1918. He almost made it. Both were 19 at the time they were killed.

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    My grandfather served during the "Great War" not far from the OP's location Camp Pike Arkansas. As far as I know he never deployed overseas. I wish I had known him.
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    A fellow member of my churches father served in WWI. He gave me two Germanicon artillery casings he brought back.

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    WW1 Veteran

    My father-in-law joined the US Army just before the US entered the war

    His dog tag shows his rank at the time

    By 1919 he was a Sgt Major but took a big reduction in rank to stay in the 1920's
    peace time army and left in 1928 as a sergeant

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    WW1 , WW2

    My dad was born in 1898 and he served in the U.S.iconM.C. during WW1. He rejoined at the outbreak of WW2 and was a GySgt when he got out in 1945. He never talked about those times.

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    My dad sometimes visited in the 1950s who ran a truck and heavy equipment repair business in a small oil field town. The guy was about 20 years older than my dad and it was clear that my dad held him in high esteem.

    I later found my dad's copy of General George Marshall's 1946 Victory Report.
    Older men of the town had paid for each veteran to have a copy of it and all the local veterans, POWs, MIAs, wounded and KIAs were listed in the back. The old man whose name was Chastain was listed in the report twice - once as a veteran of WWI and once as a veteran of WWII.

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    My Grandfather was in the Muese Argonne in the signal corps with a Pa. company. He was wounded and awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart

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    My Great Grandfather on my mother's side fought in WW1 for the CEF (Canadianicon Expeditionary Forces). He was in the artillery and saw action at Messines Ridge and Passchendaele. He got exposed to mustard gas at Passchendaele and was medically discharged as a result. Other members of my family have his uniform and medals but I have two rifles and a bayonet he brought home. My mom told me he never talked about the war and no one really knew he had served until months before his death in 1964 when he told my uncle about where he had been over in Franceicon.

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