Generations: Who is the oldest veteran in your family and what was their service?

by Corbie Hill & Michelle Goetzl

OutreachNC asked adults and children our November question. Share your answer on our Facebook page.

My husband. — Miriam, 84

The oldest veteran in my family I know of is my great, great, great, great, great grandfather who was in the Marines and his name is William Sawyere. — Duncan, 9

My dad, Charles, was in the Navy. — Michelle, 56

The oldest veteran in my family is my great-grandpa Charles.
He was in the Marine Corps. — Tanner, 9

Me. — Peter, 59

Charlie McHarney, Air Force. — Callie, 9

My uncle, John Genge, was in the Army. — Chloe, 9

My brother, who’s a few years younger than me. — Caroline, 68

My grandpa, Jim Bond, was in the Army. — Olivia, 9

My dad, Mike, was in the Army. — Molly, 9

Surviving, I have a few uncles and uncles-through-marriage.
My grandfather was a bombardier on a B-17 during World War II,
but he’s not around anymore. — Corbie, 36

My great grandpa Hugo was in the Army during WWII.  — William, 9

My dad. He was a Marine and in the Vietnam War. — Jordan, 9

My grandpa. He was in the Army in WWII. — Lilah, 9

My father served for 25 years in the Army. — Thomas, 9