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Happy Veterans Day

A recently discovered picture of my Grandfather, who served in World War II at the end of the Battle of the Bulge. He was deployed for about a month before he was wounded near St. Vith, Belgium. This picture was taken before he deployed, in Spartanburg, South Carolina on August 6, 1944.

GrandpopMilliganMilitary

This was also recently discovered:

GrandpopMilliganWounded

It looks like they chose not to inform my grandmother of the extent of his injuries. His wound was bad enough that he was partially disabled in the use of his left hand for the rest of his life, though he would never admit it. They shipped him home to convalesce. My grandfather died in 1996 at age 76.

2 Responses to “Happy Veterans Day”

  1. harp1034 says:

    Thank You for sharing your family history about your grandfather. My father was in WW2 serving in North Africa, Italy, and France. He was bombardier-navigator on a sub hunter out over the Mediterranean Sea. Later transferring to become a supply officer. He stayed in after the war. In 1947 the Army Air Corps became the U.S. Air Force. He was one of the original officers in the U.S. Air Force.
    I had two uncles in WW2. One uncle in Korea and one uncle in the Navy who was off the coast of Viet Nam three times on two different aircraft carriers.
    I was in Viet Nam for 16 months with the Army MPs.
    Also one of my great grandfathers was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

  2. Arnie says:

    Your family heritages are amazing! My Dad also flew C-46s, in the Mediterranean Theater. He also flew into Yalta with the American forces accompanying FDR for the Crimea Conference with Stalin and Churchill. He took some cool pictures I still have in an old family album. That P-38 photo is awesome!
    – Arnie

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