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Old 11-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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On my dad's side my grandfather was a WWII vet. He had a purple heart in Germany when he was blown hit by mortar fire I think. Then his ambulance was hit again. According to my dad he woke up a week later in a hospital in Paris. He didn't talk much about his experience there but we know that he saw combat as he operated a machine gun and was at the Battle of the Bulge.
Thats wild, to think he was likely our age now or younger going through that stuff, true grit, bless these men, they fought and died so that one day their grandsons could spend their days pissing about on the internet in peace.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I never knew my mother's dad, but my father's dad was a mechanic in the armed forces, traveling the world. When he returned and hung up the military lifestyle, he became a train driver.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My father's dad was an accountant,I never knew my mother's father but all I know is that the guy was a rich man.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Grandfather on my mother's side worked in the pit next to Cal's grandfather. My grandfather was stupid beyond belief and talked too much (he still won't shut up) and they eventually started to call him "Dummy." He wore a big 'D' on his helmet and apparently Sir Alex Ferguson stole his pit lamps. Only part of that that isn't the stone cold truth is the bit about him working next to Cal's grandfather. IDK if that happened or not, but I doubt it. Rest is true. After that he went to WAR against Hitler. I don't think he shot anybody. Don't think they'd give him a gun. Or a club or a stick or a badge in case he stabbed himself. He was called DUMMY, after all. Came home and drove busses for a living until he got mugged one night in the bus station. Got the absolute shit kicked out of him by some cunt that wound up jailed for repeat offences. My grandfather got a shit load of compensation years later, bought a big fucking jeep like he always wanted, and still drives it to this day. He's 83 and partially deaf and has no kneecaps and a million other ailments, and should probably be detained or at least stripped of a driver's licence, but he's still alive and kicking. He visits me pretty regularly and talks the biggest load of horseshit you've ever heard. I think he's retarded, but w/e. That'll be me some day. Better him than my father, anyway.

Grandfather on my dad's side died when I was pretty young. Never really saw him all that much before then, though. He was religious (which is hilarious considering my old man's been divorced so many times they won't let him back in the chapel. Shit, maybe that's what killed him) and...that's about all I know. He went loopy with the senile dementia and he probably didn't like me because I swore all the time and routinely cursed Jesus. And that's when I was 6. If only he could see how I turned out.
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My mom's dad was a state trooper in Pennsylvania. And my dad's dad was in the air force.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My Mother's father was in the air force for 20 some years before he retired. After that he worked as a police officer in Johnstown Ohio and as a corrections officer up until about 15 years ago. He was a hell of a man. My father's father? who knows.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I never knew either of my grandfathers as they both died too young for me to have even memories of meeting them, unfortunately.

The stories I have heard of both men aren't real flattering anyhow.
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In his 20s, my grandfather fought in the Korean War and worked at the Walter Long Manufacturing Company. In his later years, he initially worked at Shop 'n Save in the bakery and was later switched to the seafood department.

I miss him dearly. He was more of a father to me than a grandfather.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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He was a teacher in a village in Bangladesh.
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