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Re: Remembrance Day...........stories
My Grandmother often talked about how lucky our family was since her 3 brothers all served and all three came home. The big joke was that her youngest brother was lucky enough to be a driver for a general and spent most of the war playing chess with him. The oldest one was not so lucky and saw combat. The middle brother was the worse off as he was in the merchant navy and spent a lot of time in the water. He was never the same from what I've heard. My family is very proud of them...
Forgot to mention the other side of the family. My great uncle joined the army ahead of the war and was trained to repair weapons so he didn't participate in active combat but contributed nonetheless.
One more thing. Both my grandfathers volunteered and were rejected. One due to hearing loss in one ear and the other due to flat feet!