The Book of Me Written By You ~ Prompt 11 ~ Military

 I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 11 ~ Military

Did you join the military? 
Were you encouraged or discouraged?
Did a family member join the military?  
Regular or for a particular incident?
Did you or your family serve overseas in the line of service either during a war or as a posting?
Any thoughts, photographs, memories relevant?

I did not join the military. I never even gave it a thought. I knew when I was young what I wanted to do career wise in my life and actively persued that career.

There are members of my family who have been in the military however. My uncle enlisted in the Army on Feb 12, 1943, during World War ll. My father was in the Navy. I have numerous cousins who spent time in one branch or another.

I do have a few photos of family members who have served. Some photos have not been scanned yet and their military stories have not been told. Some are more recent and I would like to get permission to share before I post.

I hope to write each of my families individual military history when I have the opportunity (which really amounts to when I can find the time), and hopefully share the pictures I have of them with those posts. 

I have shared one photo on Facebook recently, and will share it here for those who may not have a Facebook Account. It is a photo of my father in the Navy. Enjoy!

This scanned photo has been cleaned up by my online Facebook friend Terri Kallio. She is very talented. It is such an improvement, I thank her so much!

Here is the scanned photo as I first shared it, taken June 2, 1952.

I am very fortunate to have both versions now!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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