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1. Become a member by clicking on the "Sign-Up" link on the right hand side.

2. Post a story to the forum.

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3. Read stories in the forum and blogs and comment.

4. Join or create a group.

5. Share a military picture of yourself.

6. Honor a loved one by posting their picture in the photos section.

7. Invite others to this site.

8. Shop our store for cool military stuff.

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Uncle Jerry PT-19.Akron airport

My late uncle with his PT-19 that restored before his death from pancreatic cancer. They wouldn't…
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When 10 degrees seems warm outside- What are your military memories of being COLD??

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YOUR Military Story- Where did you enlist and on what date?

Note:  This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service.

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!…

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Posted by Claudia Bartow on April 15, 2014 at 8:00am

YOUR military story- Were you drafted into the military? If so, how did you feel about that?

Note:  This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service.

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…

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Posted by Claudia Bartow on April 8, 2014 at 8:00am

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Military Wisdom (AKA Military Humor)

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.

Funny! This is one lazy Naval officer

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

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Started by Claudia Bartow in Funny, Unique and Bizarre Feb 9.

My decision to enlist 2 Replies

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

Started by Richard Boyd in Enlisting or Being Drafted. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Feb 9.

84 Year Old Sniper

This World War II sniper proves he still has what it takes. Thanks to member Bill McKinnon for sending it to me. Click the link below for the video.…Continue

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Started by Claudia Bartow in Miscellaneous Jan 5.

Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves – Iraq 2005

Note:  The following article was written by member Colonel Ron Albers, USAF, Retired,…Continue

Tags: Battle of Fallujah, Iraq, Motts Military Museum, Lima Company, 3rd Marines

Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories Dec 31, 2013.

How do you tell folks about war? 1 Reply

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

Started by Ricardo Jacques in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Dec 19, 2013.

Marine Corps Memorial 4 Replies

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

Started by Jeff Wenum in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Dec 19, 2013.

Happy B-Day! 1 Reply

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

Started by Geoff Colt in Holidays and Celebrations. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Nov 11, 2013.

My Uncle Bill and the USS Salamaua 3 Replies

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

Started by Bill McKinnon in Combat. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Oct 29, 2013.

Funny experience in Athens Greece 1 Reply

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

Started by Bill McKinnon in Basic Training/Boot Camp. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Oct 14, 2013.

WORLD WAR I DOGTAGS RETURNED TO NEXT OF KIN

 

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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What's This Website All About?

I was interviewed by Joel Boggess for his podcast, Finding Your Voice.  You can listen to it here.  In it I talk about how Your Military Story came about, how the website works, and I share some…

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Created by Claudia Bartow Nov 6, 2011 at 8:35pm. Last updated by Claudia Bartow Apr 4, 2012.

About this website

Welcome to Your Military Story!

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…

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Created by Claudia Bartow Jun 16, 2011 at 12:07pm. Last updated by Claudia Bartow Jun 16, 2011.

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You should assume that the owner of this website is an affiliate for providers of goods and services linked, advertised or mentioned on this website.  The owner may be compensated if you purchase something.  However you can rest easy that any product or service promoted is something that we know, like and trust, and may use ourselves.
 
 
 

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Motts Military Museum

Click here for some great stories and information about this fabulous and unique museum!

Did your loved one serve?

You can post loved ones' stories in a  section in the forum. This is great if your loved one is unable to get on the computer or is no longer with us.  Honor them by sharing their story or military memories.

 

In the forum section click on Add a Discussion.  Give the story a title and type the story or memory.  Be sure to choose "My Loved One" from the drop down menu.  Then click "Add discussion".  Not sure what to share?  Click here.

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