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I Have a Family Member In the Military and I'm Proud of It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    Me Too

    My brother just joined the navy last year, and my father's been in the air force for 20 years now
    Cocochip Cocochip 18-21 Jun 27, 2008

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    Dad And Brother

    My Dad was in the Army, as a Ranger, for over 20 years. He fought in World War II and Korea. I have always been proud of him. My brother has been in the Army, as a Combat Medic, for over 18 years and I couldn't be prouder.I grew up wanting to enlist in either the Army or the...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Mar 22, 2013

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    Alexander

    My husband's brother Alex is currently stationed in Afghanistan. He's 27 and has a wife and three kids at home. We are all so proud of him, we can't wait for him to come home.
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55 31-35, F Mar 22, 2012

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    Yep, Me Too!

    My brother is in the Army. He's done a tour in Iraq already. He makes me proud to be his sister. Also my grandfathers were in the military back in the day. One Navy and one Army. Also my brother-in-law was a Marine. Makes me proud to have such brave men in my family. I love them...
    OneLifeToLive OneLifeToLive 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2008

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    So Proud

    My cousin is in the army and has served several tours of Afghan and Ireland. It makes me so proud of not just him but all those who serve their country!
    HMS744 HMS744 18-21 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Yea

    My cousin is in the Military, right now. He makes me proud. :)  
    lynnz10 lynnz10 16-17 Jun 27, 2008

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    Hello Everyone

    Hello to all the strong military girls, guys, familys, wives ect, out there, im katie im from pennsylvania. I have been dateing a soldier for the past two years now, im very proud. We will be getting married in the next two years.He is currently at fort sill oklahoma for his...
    kaitey1029 kaitey1029 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2009

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    I Admire Them For the Job They Do

    I have a son who is in the Air Force and is active duty. My brother retired from the Air Force. My brother in law retired from the Navy. My dad was in the Navy. My step-dad was in the Army. I also have cousins and good friends who are active duty. They make sacrifices and their...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2008

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    It Makes Me Proud

    It makes me proud to say that my cousin is in the military, he has served 3 tours in Iraq, he is in the Airforce.  I am also proud to say that my brother was in the navy, as was my father.  My grandfather was a Marine, and served in World War 2, my grandmother was in...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F Jun 28, 2008

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    My big brother, a royal marine,

    couldn't imagine anything to be more proud of in the world
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F Aug 13, 2014

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    Been there. Iraq, first gulf war.

    Memories are far off. I know I made a difference. I was in Special Ops and flew missions into the theatre that weren't posted on CNN or any media. Proud of those who are serving today.
    shadowplt shadowplt 51-55, M Aug 13, 2014

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    Me Too

    My brother just joined the navy last year, and my father's been in the air force for 20 years now
    Cocochip Cocochip 18-21 Jun 27, 2008

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    Thanks To The Men And Women...

    I was in the Army, I have a couple of cousins who are still active duty. My son's father, my ex-husband just got back from Afghanistan. I work for the Navy. I love our nation's armed forces and they are doing a job that most of us wouldn't care to do. I appreciate and love all of...
    aprylsunshyne aprylsunshyne 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2009

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    I hate the way my mom n dad differentiate me from my younger sister. I mean, why the hell do they have to do that? I'm born this was I cant help it! It's like I'm always said to be...
    callmeLyz callmeLyz 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I'm 38. I still have no idea.
    jollygreen0123 jollygreen0123 36-40, M 48 mins ago

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