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YOU recording your military service for your loved ones? PRICELESS!
This is an easy one for me, and probably anyone else who joined the military.
I first enlisted into the Ohio Army National Guard on 21 April 1993. It is hard to believe it was that long ago!
I signed all of the paperwork with my parents at my side. We were sitting at the kitchen table in Lancaster, Ohio, in the house I grew up in. Looking back I remember I was absolutely clueless as to what I was getting into!…Continue
Posted by Claudia Bartow on April 15, 2014 at 8:00am
I cannot speak about being drafted form personal experience, but I know many of you can, or know others, possibly loved ones, who were drafted into military service.
I can guess that some who were drafted were not happy about it at all, others weren't thrilled, but came to peace with it eventually, and still others welcomed the experience. That being said...
Were you (or a loved one) drafted into the military? If so, how did you feel about…Continue
Posted by Claudia Bartow on April 8, 2014 at 8:00am
Funny stuff! Thanks to member Bill McKinnon for sending this.Bill's favorite is from the USS Columbus Ships Organization and Regulation Manual was " An item will be considered missing when it can not be found."WISDOM FROM MILITARY TRAINING…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Funny, Unique and Bizarre Apr 9.
Ok, so I have seen this story on the Internet several times, which as much as I can find originated on the site called reddit.com within a forum question of "What is the laziest thing you've ever done?". I cannot find an author's name, but would be…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Funny, Unique and Bizarre Feb 9.
I graduated from high school in June of 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging, and it was now upon me to make my own decision. Go off to college, or join the military? My father had served in WWII, and Korea, and had spent six months in Vietnam with…Continue
Note: The following article was written by member Colonel Ron Albers, USAF, Retired,…Continue
Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories Dec 31, 2013.
Sometime back before 9/11/201 I was a member of a Marine Moms message board.As soon as they said we were going into Afghanistan.I went looking for a map, first thing I noticed that it was land-locked.Or there were countries all around, first thing I…Continue
My oldest son(Marine) and I went to Arlington,Va. in Nov.2000 for the Marine Corps birthday. The event was called 'Arlington Ridge' at the Marine Corps Memorial in Va..We pulled in to the motel and saw on both levels, " not sober" Marines standing…Continue
First, I want to say Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps. To all the "Jar Heads" out there, I hope your Day was as good as it could be! Second, to all the Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman, Enjoy Veterans Day! Thank You all for…Continue
My Dad and his twin Brother (Uncle Bill) joined the US Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. They were Seniors in High School but left early (as many young men did) to fight in WW2. Both were sent to "A" Schools and upon completion were sent to the…Continue
Back in the day we gave tours of the ship I was stationed aboard. I was assigned to give tours of the navigation bridge. A Greek Orthodox minister came on the bridge. He was in traditional robes and hat and had a full black beard. Knowing that he…Continue
Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted. These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE
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If you have ever served in the military, you have lots of stories and experiences to share. Boot camp, stories about your daily job, combat, being recruited, meeting your sweetheart, and so much more. You can share a story by clicking on the "add a discussion" button in the forum section below. Family members can also become members and submit stories on behalf of their loved…Continue