Posted on Jan 16, 2014
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I am sure most of us have family in the service and between our cousins and myself,  we have had about 7 that served during my era.   I have seen pride soar in the last past two decades and happy for that.

 

But how many are military in your direct family? 

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1SG Frank Boynton
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My great grandfather fought with the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. His son, my grandfather fought with the 32 Infantry Division in WWI. My father fought with a number of units in the European Theater and was part of the D-Day invasion with the 82 ABN. He also served in Korea and the very early part of Vietnam. I served from the end of Vietnam through the end of Desert Shield & Storm. Only my father and I served more than 20 years. I have 1 brother who was not inclined to follow our family tradition so it was up to me. I have 3 daughters, no sons. They did not feel inclined to serve; however, my oldest daughter is a Detective with the Sheriff's Department. My family is descendents of the first Boynton's to come to this country from England. They were escaping persecution for their religious beliefs. I can't provide proof but I've been told by family that we do have descendents that fought in the Revolutionary War. Based on what I can prove, Military service was ingrained in our family so I don't doubt it's true.
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SFC James Baber
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For me I have a big family history for military service. On my father's side of the family, it goes back 5 generations from my father on back for grandfather's etc, he also had 3 brothers that served and some cousins. My mother's side had my grandfather and great-grandfather, along with an uncle and 2 cousins.


My own family, my wife's father served, and I have 1 daughter and 1 son currently serving besides my 27 years myself.


I never pushed either one of my children, but I supported their choices and decisions, I just made sure they got what was the best for them before they signed the dotted line.

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SSG Stay At Home Dad
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I had all my uncles from my fathers side of my family many first cousins where all in the Army, Air Force to include my two oldest brothers whom where both officers in the Army. Now let me not forget my little brother Army as well. I don't know the total number buts its pretty high Last name (Pabon). On my mother side (0).
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