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Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:15 pm
by divinebovine26
I know this is an older post but I just wanted to share my family's military history. My grandfather joined the army in 1936. He stayed with the U.S. Army until 1947 when he decided to join the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Germany at some point but I'm not sure when or for how long exactly. He passed away when I was 8 years old so I didn't get to know him very well.

Does anyone know if I could possibly get his military records? I'd love to know more about his military career.

Here's some pictures my KK (Grandma) gave me. My mother still has the lederhosen he's wearing in the photo with the 2 lovely local ladies in Bavarian attire 😁
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Army Enlistment photo
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Air Force enlistment
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Air Force
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Fun in Germany

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:52 am
by housil
divinebovine26 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:15 pm


Here's some pictures my KK (Grandma) gave me. My mother still has the lederhosen he's wearing in the photo with the 2 German prostitutes 😁
Prostitutes?!

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:38 am
by Eistee
housil wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:52 am
divinebovine26 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:15 pm


Here's some pictures my KK (Grandma) gave me. My mother still has the lederhosen he's wearing in the photo with the 2 German prostitutes 😁
Prostitutes?!
Wouldnt be a good Family memory without some german prostitutes being involved.

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
by divinebovine26
My grandfather was a bit of a ladies man. Though I cannot 100% verify they were truly prostitutes, that's just how the story of that photo has been passed down from Grandma πŸ˜‚

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am
by housil
divinebovine26 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
My grandfather was a bit of a ladies man. Though I cannot 100% verify they were truly prostitutes, that's just how the story of that photo has been passed down from Grandma πŸ˜‚
It seems your Grandma was a little jealous :wink: to me these are "ordinary" locals in typical Bavarian attire.

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:02 pm
by divinebovine26
I never really thought they looked like prostitutes and I agree with you. 2 lovely local ladies in Bavarian attire 😊

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm
by ViperGTS
Glad to see everyone sharing their ancestry...more please! I find these stories extremely interesting.

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:54 am
by ViperGTS
some documents and more pics of Gramps were found. the letter about one of his bronze stars (he was awarded two) and the blood chit were great finds:
6 pics

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 5:13 pm
by jfko6
Re: US Army Personal Records

In 1973, a massive fire destroyed millions of US Army personal files, records of service members and their service histories. The only way to find out if any records of a family service member survived is to ask the NPRC to search their files. I did so and got lucky that some of my grandfathers war records survived. I’m recommending, because I believe members here would be interested, to request your family members records for a couple of reasons not the least that even mine are getting brittle. The first reason is that if you do find reasonably intact records it’s been my experience that, for whatever reasons, the file contained at the NPRC was usually incomplete. The second reason is that as far as good ideas are concerned, I recommend replenishing the file with lost or missing records if you have them. The NPRC accepts records and is ideal for historical purposes and you would be doing a veteran a favor alive or deceased.

Here’s the story of The NPRC building fire: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... enter_fire

Re: Remembering Family Heros

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 pm
by ViperGTS
jfko6 wrote: ↑
Sun May 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Re: US Army Personal Records

In 1973, a massive fire destroyed millions...

Here’s the story of The NPRC building fire: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... enter_fire
i knew about this...thats likely why my request to the National Archives for copies of his full service record has still not been received. .. been waiting 8 months now... im guessing it won't happen