View Full Version : Marine Generations

12-17-08, 10:14 PM
Evening all, this is something I have been curious about for the last couple of weeks, and am finally getting around to asking the question. Who here comes from a family of Marines. Myself I am a Second Generation Marine. This includes my Uncle who served in Vietnam, My Dad who served in the late 70's to the mid 80's, and then myself. Together we have 14 years service combined, and is something that myself, Dad, and Uncle take very serious and are very proud of. Semper Fi:usmc:

12-17-08, 10:23 PM
God bless all of you Marines.

I'm the first in my family. My godfather was a Marine during the late 70's. Gimme about 17 years and we'll see what this lil Marine to be decides to do.

12-17-08, 10:28 PM
My great uncle Chuck was a Marine and another Great Uncle of mine Francis Smith was a Marine who was KIA on the first days fight at Iwo Jima

12-17-08, 11:41 PM
Thanks for your service Marines. If anyone else comes from Marine Generations by all means please respond. I would love to hear. Semper Fi Marines.:marine:

12-18-08, 07:24 AM
I was the first in my family to join the Marines. My father and uncles were Army. My son is a Marine PFC in school in Pensacola.

12-18-08, 07:31 AM
My dad was a Marine. He served from '53 - '58. He was the first Marine in our family. All my uncles and family before them were either Army or Navy.

12-18-08, 08:35 AM
Guess I'm the first. {can't count my older brother, kicked outta boot for bad knees].
There was another,,, John Stark, Commander of the battle of Breed's Hill, Boston. But that was Army, Don't count either.

12-18-08, 09:20 AM
2 cousins are Marine Officers, rest of my blood relatives were foreign military.

12-18-08, 09:35 AM
My Dad..WWll, Then me Viet Nam

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12-18-08, 11:25 AM
Im the first Marine in my family. I have daughters that are just itching to serve they know how clear our apartment room by room and they PT. The 4yr old does 10 good push ups and the 3 yr old does 10 sloppy push ups finished by a nice yell of MARINE CORPS.

12-19-08, 02:25 AM
I'm a first generation American and it was I who first served in our country's military, the Marine Corps being the start of my military career. My father was in the navy and my grandfather in the army, but with the losing team.

12-19-08, 06:35 AM
I too, am a second-generation Marine. Every male member of my family has served in the Marine Corps. My Dad served from 1943 to 1952. My Uncle from 1956 to 1958. My Brother from 1978 to 1984. I served from 1978 to 2001. Total combined service: 40 years.

12-19-08, 10:50 AM
There are 3 generations of Marines in my family.
My father served in Korea, 1950-54
I served Vietnam Era 1974-78
My oldest son served Iraq in 06, Purple Heart recepient 2004-08
My youngest son now serving, 2007-

12-19-08, 10:57 AM
My Uncle his two sons another cousin was USMCR and myself all others where in Airforce, Army or Navy had many Cousins and my sister marry Marines