Do you have any family members who have died while serving the U.S. in the Armed Forces?
Lots of family members served, but they all survived.
My cousin died while having a pillow war. Does that count?
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.
nope. my uncle survived!
My family is to smart to go die for a bunch of rich guys.
No but I believe that my grandpa and great grandma or something were in the air force.
I have an ancestor who died in the war of roses. Apparently that counts.
No but my uncle served in the army.
Yes- an uncle in the USAF. His chute opened- but the North Vietnamese never admitted to having him.
Yep, 1st Lieutenant Frank O'Brien, Merrill's Marauders, RIP
2 that lived
My uncle was a pilot in Iraq luckily he lived to tell me about it.
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.
My uncle was a paratrooper in WWII and he was shot down in Germany
Technically yes, but he died in America off duty, not in war. So I voted no
No. I've had family that served but thank god no one died.
Ancestor in the Battle of Brandywine in the Revolutionary War
My cousin came close on 9/11... but that's it.
My uncle John Justus was killed by a mortar in the Philippines in 1945. 169th Infantry Regiment 43rd ID.
Thankfully, no. But my utmost respect goes to the fallen, and my utmost gratitude goes to their families for their sacrifice.
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.
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.
My uncle was killed in the pacific in ww2.
No, but God bless those who have.
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.
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.
my cousin went mia in vietnam they found his plane but he wasn't ever found
I lost a great great uncle I never met in World War 2. they say the tank he was in got blown up.
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.
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!
*my great uncle
I answered no, based on the question being an immediate or close family member. But extended family, yes. My cousin, and my great uncles.
WWII, my uncle died as a pilot
I meant my pap's dad's brother died after ww2
I hope to join the airforce one day...
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
Thankfully, not within my lifetime. We lost an ancestor in the civil war...
One of my relatives came back from Vietnam a vegetable after he was exposed to way too much agent orange. Very sad
great uncle killed a few days after WWII officially ended, shot will looking out the top of his tank.
Thank you and god bless to all our troops, and to their families and friends.
Yes, my uncle in world war 2.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your service vets and active duty .I get told that by active duty service men everyday.
I have family members who have served, but none who have died.
I thank you for their sacrifice, God Bless you all.
Yes, Goldy, Revolutionary and Civil War both count.
Time frame would be nice