Prompt 11: Military
This week’s prompt is Military
Did you join the military?
Were you encouraged or discouraged?
Did a family member?
Regular or for a particular incident
Did you or your family serve overseas in the line of Service either during a war or a posting
Any thoughts, photographs, memories relevant
I've never been in the military. I was neither encouraged nor discouraged from joining. My parents always talked about the importance of getting a good education and encouraged my brother and I to attend college, so that is the direction I went in. A number of my family members did however join the military.
My father and my mother's brother both served in the army and were stationed abroad in Germany. I think my dad joined the army right after he graduated from college in 1964 until 1966. Here's a couple of pictures of him from his army days.
Handsome dude right? :)
Most of my maternal grandfather's brothers were in the military.
John T Harrison Jr. --served in the Army during World War II
Samuel D. Harrison --also Army World War II
George A. Harrison -- Navy World War II
Freddie Harrison --Army World War II
Earl W. Harrison --Navy World War II
Rudolph H. Harrison -- Air Force
William Arthur Harrison --Army