I have met old WW2 vets. Each November we (my generation) meet up on the 11th. Thats what I am used to, old WW2/Korea vets.
I guess my parents knew or met vets that were my age. Did they look up to them the same way I looked up to the old senior citizen vets?
Now with the Iraq/Afghanistan vets coming home, do you see them in the same light as WW2/Korea vets?
When I was in service at the German "Zivildienst" (Community service), I spoke more with an old German veteran from the WW I. He was a "Stangenreiter" (horseman) by the Field Artillery.
One of my grandpa’s was a tank commander (Panzer IV) at the WW II. The other grandfather did not have to go to war, because he worked in a aircraft factory of Dornier.
An old friend of me worked in the WW II in the German Air Force at the radar (Funkmeßgerät "Würzburg").
My great grandfather is a veteran from World War II and he is a part of the Philippine Scouts at that time. He participated at the defence of Bataan and Corregidor, later joined the guerilla forces and lastly participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands, especially Mindanao.
USN Veteran, Father served in US Army Air Corp during WW2 and Grand father was in USN Navy during WW1. Males in family have served in military for generations.
Great Great Grand father served in CSA even. Lost his left foot at Battle of the Crater in 1864.
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