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In honor of Memorial Day, here’s a quick run-down of my military ancestors:
My dad — US Army Reserves; Korean War, WWII (pictured left with his brother, Edmund, who served in the Navy)
Grandpa Wild — U.S. Army
Grandpa Corley — Iowa Infantry; Spanish-American War
Obediah Basham (my 4Ggrandfather) — Revolutionary War (I haven’t submitted a DAR application yet because I’m still collecting the necessary documentation, but others have)
I’m betting that I also had ancestors on one or both sides of the Civil War, but I haven’t collected/found proof of this yet.