My great-great grandfather, a Union Army veteran.
My paternal grandfather who enlisted during WW2, even though he had a wife and 2 sons. My dad is the smaller child.
My maternal grandfather who was drafted for WW2, even though he had a wife and 2 children. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the Battle of the Bulge.
Dad, who enlisted in the Air Force during Vietnam, hoping to have some shred of control over his placement instead of being drafted.
I found this among my grandfather's things and it amused me, so I thought I'd share it especially for the women.
To all the men and women who have served our nation, thank you. Happy Veterans Day.