Show of HandsShow of Hands

Show Of Hands May 28th, 2012 12:00am

Do you have any family members who have died while serving the U.S. in the Armed Forces?

1 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

06/08/12 5:59 am

Lots of family members served, but they all survived.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/07/12 7:03 am

My cousin died while having a pillow war. Does that count?

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
06/06/12 4:03 pm

My grandfather had him and four brothers in WWII and all came home.
All five of them were on the front lines and two were at Normandy.
The Greatest Generation.

HolyBabble Mississippi
06/02/12 3:10 pm


My family is to smart to go die for a bunch of rich guys.

monkeyy Ohio
06/01/12 9:15 pm

No but I believe that my grandpa and great grandma or something were in the air force.

05/31/12 9:44 pm

I have an ancestor who died in the war of roses. Apparently that counts.

05/31/12 9:34 pm

No but my uncle served in the army.

05/31/12 5:14 pm

Yes- an uncle in the USAF. His chute opened- but the North Vietnamese never admitted to having him.

cheef Long Island, New York
05/31/12 3:05 pm

Yep, 1st Lieutenant Frank O'Brien, Merrill's Marauders, RIP

spursnation Virginia
05/29/12 7:24 pm

My uncle was a pilot in Iraq luckily he lived to tell me about it.

05/29/12 1:55 pm

How close of family member? My grandmother's 1st cousin was killed in Pearl Harbor. But since that was b4 my parents were born, it didn't effect me closely.

05/29/12 12:01 pm

My uncle was a paratrooper in WWII and he was shot down in Germany

gd21 Massachusetts
05/29/12 11:31 am

Technically yes, but he died in America off duty, not in war. So I voted no

05/29/12 8:09 am

No. I've had family that served but thank god no one died.

mmdubya SAV
05/29/12 7:56 am

Ancestor in the Battle of Brandywine in the Revolutionary War

blw1104 Pennsylvania
05/29/12 7:51 am

My cousin came close on 9/11... but that's it.

Justus Pensacola, FL
05/29/12 7:20 am

My uncle John Justus was killed by a mortar in the Philippines in 1945. 169th Infantry Regiment 43rd ID.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
05/29/12 1:33 am

Thankfully, no. But my utmost respect goes to the fallen, and my utmost gratitude goes to their families for their sacrifice.

AnnieM The Island
05/28/12 11:08 pm

I was the first one to be the right age to serve (My 18th birthday was in 2001) in a war, but no one would take me on account of my health problems.

AnnieM The Island
05/28/12 11:07 pm

The last relative that I know of that died in a war was in the Texas Revolution, but that obviously wasn't for the US. Somehow through the 20th century my family has managed to hit war times so that they are too old or too young to serve.

05/28/12 10:26 pm

My uncle was killed in the pacific in ww2.

FaceMoose Over There
05/28/12 9:48 pm

My great uncle Farell Hurt died in WW2. His death nearly tore his immediate family apart. My grandmother still tells of her father screaming in his sleep night after night for his son.

fendergirl Ohio
05/28/12 9:19 pm

Not US, but my great grandfather died serving in the British air force. He was flying, and the people in charge of cleaning the wings off didn't, so they froze and the plane went down. He told everyone to leave, but only one person did. That person is alive, everyone else was killed.

sarahg1995 Frankfort, IN
05/28/12 9:13 pm

my cousin went mia in vietnam they found his plane but he wasn't ever found

05/28/12 9:10 pm

I lost a great great uncle I never met in World War 2. they say the tank he was in got blown up.

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
05/28/12 8:43 pm

All the men on my dad's side minus my brother (called to preach) and me (type 1 diabetes) served. Several men on my mom's side served as well. Some were wounded but none killed.

lmurder MDK
05/28/12 8:21 pm

Grandpa served in the 101st airborne and came home in one piece.
Uncle was a Navy SEAL in team 3.
And I served in the 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger regiment.
It's good to be a Fuller! Some shrapnel but that's it!

PetePuma Oregon
05/28/12 7:51 pm

I answered no, based on the question being an immediate or close family member. But extended family, yes. My cousin, and my great uncles.

zello Pennsylvania
05/28/12 7:51 pm

I meant my pap's dad's brother died after ww2

zello Pennsylvania
05/28/12 7:50 pm

I hope to join the airforce one day...

zello Pennsylvania
05/28/12 7:50 pm

My one ancestor served in the civil war. He survived. Both my paps in the Korean war. they survived. My paps dad(great grandfather) died a couple days after returning home from ww2 a sergeant. Another relative that was a private returned alive from ww2. My uncle also served, as a airforce pilot

amistad Columbus, OH
05/28/12 7:40 pm

Thankfully, not within my lifetime. We lost an ancestor in the civil war...

SoCalSon SoKal
05/28/12 7:23 pm

One of my relatives came back from Vietnam a vegetable after he was exposed to way too much agent orange. Very sad

05/28/12 7:21 pm

great uncle killed a few days after WWII officially ended, shot will looking out the top of his tank.

05/28/12 6:37 pm

Thank you and god bless to all our troops, and to their families and friends.

05/28/12 6:36 pm

Yes, my uncle in world war 2.

05/28/12 6:23 pm

I thank every every veteran for all of their sacrifices and their service. I am the first woman of my family to serve in the military and I am honored to continue the fight for the rights they died earning and protecting.

05/28/12 6:23 pm

Of course I do. May all of them and my brothers and sisters rest in peace. All the pow and mia may god bless your souls.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
05/28/12 5:52 pm

Sure is different coming home now than in the Vietnam era where eveyone hated the service man (called baby killers) even those who never went over there.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
05/28/12 5:42 pm

Thank you for your service vets and active duty .I get told that by active duty service men everyday.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
05/28/12 5:16 pm

I have family members who have served, but none who have died.

05/28/12 4:47 pm

I thank you for their sacrifice, God Bless you all.

05/28/12 4:44 pm

Yes, Goldy, Revolutionary and Civil War both count.