I come from a long line of military men...and recently women. My 83 year-old aunt served twice, in the Navy in WWII and the Air Force in Korea, and a great-aunt served as a Navy nurse in the Philippines. In doing my family genealogy, I have found that in nearly every war since the Revolution, there has been someone in my family tree serving in the military.
My father and all my uncles (except one) served. Some in WWII, some Korea and one in Vietnam.
My brother, an Army warrant officer, has served once in the Middle East and will likely be going back now that his recent training is over.
My husband's family has also served. My husband's grandfather was in the Merchant Marine in WWII and his great-uncle was a member of Merrill's Marauders.
If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.