Veterans Day Photos! United States Military Veterans in my Family

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fred Griffin Real Estate Florida Broker BK436788

     Veterans Day 2017!  Today we honor our family members who served in the United States Armed Forces.

     Our family has fought for the United States of America for generations.  My fathers, cousins, uncles, brothers, and other family members have served during The American Revolution, The War of 1812, The Seminole Wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, The Vietnam War, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Cousin Robert, United States Army, Vietnam 1969

 

 

 

   Cousin Robert, United States Army    Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Lanier Laing, US Army, World War I

 

 

 

World War I

 

Great Uncle Samuel Lanier Laing, United States Army.

Photograph taken at Fort Pickens near Pensacola, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Sergeant Clayton Wilkie, US Army

 

 

 

World War I, World War II, and Korea

     Master Sergeant Clayton Wilkie, United States Army

     My grandfather joined the Army at age 15 to fight in The Great War.

     He fought at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

     He retired shortly after the beginning of the Korean War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Lanier, United States Army

 

 

 

 

World War II

 

Cousin Douglas Lanier, United States Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Uncle Robert Arnall, US Army World War II

 

 

 

     World War II

Great Uncle Robert Arnall, United States Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Laing Griffin, Sr. United States Army

 

 

 

 

Korean War

 

My father, Frederick Laing Griffin, Sr.

United States Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Horman, US Army ROTC

 

 

Cold War Era

 

Cousin Jim, US Army ROTC

Graduation Day at Furman University, SCMy sister Marjorie is standing with Cousin Jim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cousin Josh, U.S. Coast Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Peacetime

Cousin Josh

United States Coast Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      There are many other Veterans in our family.

     Brother Joe served in the U.S. Army in the 1970's.  Cousin Lee served in the U.S. Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Uncle Tom served in the United States Navy during World War II.  Cousin John served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

     My ancestors fought in the American Revolution.  Others fought in the War of 1812.  My great-great-great-great grandfather fought alongside General Andrew Jackson during the Seminole Indian Wars in Florida, in the early 1800's.

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     My service in the United States Air Force:

          I joined the U.S. Air Force a few weeks after the Fall of Saigon, in June of 1975.  I served four years; my main base was Williams Air Force Base (the site of today's Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport).  I was Honorably Discharged, as a Sergeant, in June of 1979.

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My family will always fight for America!  

 

Happy Veterans Day 2017  

 

 

American Flag

 

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reply to comment #10

   Thank you, Ron and Alexandra Seigel .   This is an emotional day/week for all of us.

Nov 11, 2017 08:20 AM #11
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Hi Fred what  an awesome tribute and history to all the men in your family and you for serving in the armed services. Thank you all for your service! What a fabulous post which is perfect for today.

Nov 11, 2017 03:12 PM #12
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This is so cool.  Thanks to your family for their service.  Awesome post that I'm sure wasn't easy to put together emotionally.  We're forever thankful.  

Nov 11, 2017 05:10 PM #13
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Thank you for your service. I hope you had a good veterans day. 

Nov 11, 2017 05:14 PM #14
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Fred- you have every right to be proud of your family and I thank you. I love that you can trace your family back so far. Larry joined the AF in 1970 and was at Hahn AFB and Korea for a year. 

Nov 11, 2017 06:28 PM #15
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Fred

Thank you, and your family for all of your service for our country! What a wonderful collection of photos and memories!

Jeff

Nov 11, 2017 09:00 PM #16
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Bless you and your friends and family that you have each other! Love and light! Happy Veterans Day!

Nov 12, 2017 05:34 AM #17
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Also, before I forget to say, thank you for your service, Fred! It’s not lost on me certainly. :) Many blessings!

Nov 12, 2017 05:36 AM #18
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Great post, Fred. You have a lot of patriotism in your roots.  I did not realize you were in the USAF either. Thanks for your service!

Nov 12, 2017 05:47 AM #19
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re: comment #19   Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC 

     After I graduated from Palatka South High School in 1974, I attended St. Johns River College for a year, then joined the Air Force in June of 1975!

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  Laura Cerrano   Thank you, Laura.  It is an honor to have served!

Nov 12, 2017 07:02 AM #21
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What a great tribute to those in your family. I think it is wonderful that you have photos and continue to honor their service and contribution.

Nov 12, 2017 03:25 PM #22
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Wow!! Very Impressive Family History! Thank you for your service and for all of your family!  

Nov 12, 2017 11:08 PM #23
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I thank and all of your family for their service and dedication to this country!

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Hello Fred,

Love your post and photos, congrats on the Gold Star from the AR Gods and your post has been featured to the group:

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Hi, Vegas Bob!   Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

  Thanks for featuring my post in the Late Night Early Morning Group!

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You must be proud, Fred. Like you, all the men in my family served - father, uncles, grandfathers - and it is a point of pride for me.

Nov 16, 2017 06:03 AM #27
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comment #27  Elva Branson-Lee 

  Hi, Elva.   I send a salute to your family Veterans!  

Nov 16, 2017 06:12 AM #28
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A beautiful tribute to your family members who have served!

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Fred, thank you for highlighting your families service to our great country.

We thank you all for your service.

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