I don't know if this is the place to post this sort of thing, but I just wanted to put up a remembrance for my uncles and other kin, who all served in England in World War II. They were all, by no coincidence, of English and Scots-Irish ancestry.
Uncle - radar - US Army Air Corps - defense of London
uncle John - Air Corps - radar - defense of London
Uncle Bob - 82nd Airborne - parachuted into France, D-Day
Uncle Robert - Infantry, Belgium
Uncle Lawrence - Air Corps - Captain, pilot, instructor, recon and mission planning 1942-45, 8th Air Force
Sam - Father-in-law - MSgt, - Omaha Beach, June 1944, Arnhem Bridge
Wallace - his brother - SGT - infantry - France, Belgium
My father - US Army Corps - pilot, China, Burma, El Alamein, India, China.
They all made it back with just a few scratches.