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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2017, 09:05:34 PM »
Uhhh where to start. First, my great-great-grandfather fought in ww1, but i do not know much about it personally except that he survived that war. Two of my great grandfathers fought in ww2, one survived, other died on Sremski front during the latest stages of war. His grave is still unknown. My father fought in Balkan wars during 1992 as a member of the Yugosiavian People's Army with a rank of 1st Lt. My uncle and godfather fought during Balkan wars 1992=1995 as well. My uncle was stationed in Sid during the NATO aggression on SR Yugoslavia during 1999, it was thought that he died there, but thankfully he survived. My godfather was stationed in Mostar.  And on that, when i finish my uni i will try to go to the military academy for reserve officer training. If not that, then became conscript.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2017, 09:45:06 PM »
NATO aggression on SR Yugoslavia during 1999,
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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2017, 04:40:59 PM »
Unfortunately I can't trace my family history back before the second half of the 19th century. My family is from Warsaw and everything got destroyed, some photos survived, but only one wall of the apartment of my parental great grandparents survived which had a portrait of the Virgin Mary with a 9mm bullet hole in the frame (we still own this).
I had a maternal grandad who was a bombardier in Polish artillery in ww2 and a parental grandad who was a heavy machine gunner in a motorised uhlan unit also in ww2. He was captured and escaped from a pow camp on skis one winter (he was trained to carry a hmg on skis) and was almost executed (mix up as Germans thought he killed a prison guard, but a cook confessed his innocence) then he managed to escape from the train to Auschwitz.

My dad served in the Polish communist army as a conscript as a medic/doctor (Warsaw medical school students underwent medic training for army). Ironic as he like many Poles wanted the fall of the communist regime.

I have photos of other relatives in military uniform (inter-war) which I'll have to look into. I'd love to map out a family tree and see who my more distant relatives were.

Edit- non-military, but also lost a great-grandfather along with his brother in Auschwitz (civilians).
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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2017, 07:16:41 PM »
There's members of my family in West Virginia who still claim that Davy Crockett married into our extended family  :lol:, which according to the family tree is correct but yano. Hollers.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2017, 09:01:05 PM »
 :| I haven't specified my clan name when I last posted... I never thought
I'd have anything interesting to say. Until just recently, research on local
history where meager and lacking. Even my dad used to collect and skim
through countless genealogy volumes to no avail. Thankfully, rekindled
interest and recent efforts have shed light, on a lot of unexpected findings...

To start, among the Yas tribal alliance, we belonged to the Muhairy
or Al Bu Muhair clan. (translated spelling varies)  :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Bu_Muhair
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oh and here are some camel branding symbols from
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The clan is claimed to have originated from the old
Quda'a clan  :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quda%27a
through Abdah bin Bahraa bin Amro bin Quda'a.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2017, 09:15:06 PM »
That's really really cool mat. An interesting read too. I'd be proud to have been descended from such a significant tribe. The farthest I can trace with that is some sort of noble title in Galicia (Spain). Though what exactly it was and if it is even true remains to be discovered. The only real evidence I have is our old ancestral house near Rellas in more or less central Galicia. It's literally a farming town of maybe 6 or 7 families now. But our house there has our seal and coat of arms carved in stone on the front of the house. It's like a raven's claw on the top left and top right and some type of farming tool or symbol I believe though I'd have to look at the pictures again. My grandfather claimed that we were descended from Marquis of the area but we were disinherited during the Spanish Civil War. Its hard to find information mostly because 1. the Spanish government is horrible at record keeping and 2. All the record are still on paper (somewhere dark) and still probably in Gallego. Which is fine because I understand and speak both Castillian and Galician, but finding these records is a different task altogether.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2017, 10:32:19 PM »
That's really really cool mat. An interesting read too. I'd be proud to have been descended from such a significant tribe. The farthest I can trace with that is some sort of noble title in Galicia (Spain). Though what exactly it was and if it is even true remains to be discovered. The only real evidence I have is our old ancestral house near Rellas in more or less central Galicia. It's literally a farming town of maybe 6 or 7 families now. But our house there has our seal and coat of arms carved in stone on the front of the house. It's like a raven's claw on the top left and top right and some type of farming tool or symbol I believe though I'd have to look at the pictures again. My grandfather claimed that we were descended from Marquis of the area but we were disinherited during the Spanish Civil War. Its hard to find information mostly because 1. the Spanish government is horrible at record keeping and 2. All the record are still on paper (somewhere dark) and still probably in Gallego. Which is fine because I understand and speak both Castillian and Galician, but finding these records is a different task altogether.

Intenta buscar información en el censo del pueblo :D!

Spain's local record keeping is indeed horrible. You may find relatives of yours from a shitload of time ago, then a huge blank of information, then find your parents xD.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2017, 10:35:13 PM »
 :lol: dar gracias a dios

yeah thats because they got liquidated

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2019, 10:32:37 PM »
𐩢𐩣𐩺𐩧  :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himyarite_Kingdom

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2019, 05:43:58 PM »
My grandpa was a captan in Ottoman army WW1. He was killed by Araps and English soldier.
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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2019, 04:17:59 AM »
Bench pressed a tank, Ok he was run over in to the sand an crawled out afterwards.
The other joined the navy an had a dull war.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2019, 06:45:15 PM »
Apparently my great uncle Leonard died during WW2 when a German sniper shot him in the eye.
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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2019, 08:18:32 PM »
My grandpa valiantly protected the California coast from Japanese invaders in the U.S. coast guard during most of WW2. He was from Texas and did not want to be drafted into something dangerous like the marines or some crazy **** like that so he moved to California and tried to enlist in the coast guard's mounted beach patrol. To enroll you had to be "an experienced and trained horseman." My grandpa had never ridden a horse in his life, but he told them he was definitely an experienced horseman because he was from Texas they kind of believed him, but he still had to pass a horsemanship test. He said, "bring on the test!" It turns out the test was just one question. "If your horse starts limping, what do you do." My grandpa said, "dismount and inspect the horse's feet." Apparently he passed, and that is why my aunt was born in California. My great uncle got captured by the Germans during the battle of the bulge. He spent like almost a year in a POW camp and lost 50 lbs. We have some before and after pictures laying around. It's pretty striking, but not necessarily like concentration camp-level scary. He was a big dude.

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2019, 08:45:34 PM »
Awesome  :D that would make a great WWII movie or series!

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Re: Your relatives who went to war
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2019, 09:04:22 PM »
My grandfathers fought on opposite sides in WWII.  My paternal grandfather was in the Pacific theater with the U.S. Navy.  My maternal grandfather (Opa) was in the German Army (Afrika Corps) in North Africa.  Both survived the war. 

My father was a career U.S. soldier who served in combat in Vietnam.

I was a U.S. Army field artillery officer for 6 years during a period that included the Panama invasion and the first Gulf War, neither of which required mass deployment by U.S. forces.  I served stateside except for a tour to Central America in the late 80s.  Although we were fired upon and returned fire on several occasions, my experience was un-exceptional compared to my father's and grandfathers' experiences in war.  And I am grateful for that.

I have been a civilian now since 1993 and as I have gotten older I have appreciated those moments of peace that we sometimes find ourselves in.  Now my only exposure to warfare is playing Warband or Call of Duty! 

Peace to all of you!