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My brother (right) Clifford E Hubbs, aboard the USS Henry Tucker DD875 in 1962

Veterans Day: Fan Photo Edition

Thanks to you #CountDownToVeteransDay has been a great success! All week long we asked for photos of you or your favorite Veteran, and once again YOU delivered. Here are some of the photos and stories you shared:

My favorite veteran is my father, QMC Thomas J. Rodriguez. He is pictured here with his grandson (Capt. David Rodriguez, F22 Raptor pilot) and son PH2 Thomas Rodriguez, at the USAFA 2010 graduation ceremony.
My favorite veteran is my father, QMC Thomas J. Rodriguez. He is pictured here with his grandson (Capt. David Rodriguez, F22 Raptor pilot) and son PH2 Thomas Rodriguez, at the USAFA 2010 graduation ceremony.

 

This is my late father, AOC John P. Martin. He served from 1959 to 1978. The Navy was an important part of our family. So much so that it inspired my brothers to serve. My oldest brother, John D. Martin retired after 32 years of service. My other brother, Robert Martin served for 6 years. It all started with our grandfather, James Martin that served in WWII. Three generations of proud sailors!
This is my late father, AOC John P. Martin. He served from 1959 to 1978. The Navy was an important part of our family. So much so that it inspired my brothers to serve. My oldest brother, John D. Martin retired after 32 years of service. My other brother, Robert Martin served for 6 years. It all started with our grandfather, James Martin that served in WWII. Three generations of proud sailors!

 

This our favorite veteran! Her name is AE Megan Dilworth. She is currently an E4 stationed at JAX. This was our family welcoming her home from deployment last year. Love when we can hug our sweet daughter!
This our favorite veteran! Her name is AE Megan Dilworth. She is currently an E4 stationed at JAX. This was our family welcoming her home from deployment last year. Love when we can hug our sweet daughter!

 

My brother (right) Clifford E Hubbs, aboard the USS Henry Tucker DD875 in 1962
My brother (right) Clifford E Hubbs, aboard the USS Henry Tucker DD875 in 1962

 

My dad, Lt. John Anziulewicz, on the USS Arneb AKA-56. He was the ship's doctor, and went to Antarctica with Operation Deep Freeze.
My dad, Lt. John Anziulewicz, on the USS Arneb AKA-56. He was the ship’s doctor, and went to Antarctica with Operation Deep Freeze.

 

This handsome man is my father Orville Nelson Pearce. He served during WWII on the USS Cain. Sadly my father is deceased and would be 104 years old today so that is all the information I really have. I know that he was call the "old man of the sea" because he enlisted in his mid 30's. He was not in Pearl Harbor during the attack but was called to duty to help with the clean up. He was a wonderful and compassionate person who proudly served his country. His grand daughter Audrey Louise and her husband are proudly serving in the US Navy today.
This handsome man is my father Orville Nelson Pearce. He served during WWII on the USS Cain. Sadly my father is deceased and would be 104 years old today so that is all the information I really have. I know that he was call the “old man of the sea” because he enlisted in his mid 30’s. He was not in Pearl Harbor during the attack but was called to duty to help with the clean up. He was a wonderful and compassionate person who proudly served his country. His grand daughter Audrey Louise and her husband are proudly serving in the US Navy today.

 

As a "Generation X" grandson, I celebrate and cherish my favorite veteran's service to this country practically every day. In 2012, upon acceptance of my application, my late grandfather, Lt. Arthur Van Haren, Jr., was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame for his heroic efforts in the Pacific Theater as a Navy fighter pilot ace during WWII. I am proud.
As a “Generation X” grandson, I celebrate and cherish my favorite veteran’s service to this country practically every day. In 2012, upon acceptance of my application, my late grandfather, Lt. Arthur Van Haren, Jr., was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame for his heroic efforts in the Pacific Theater as a Navy fighter pilot ace during WWII. I am proud.

 

IC3 Ramos, Cory.............my Darlin' sister.
IC3 Ramos, Cory………….my Darlin’ sister.

 

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My great-grandfather Roy Sewell (far left) of Hiawatha, KS and 3 of his friends at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in WWI. They had apparently just learned semaphore (hopefully correctly). The original was sent home to his mother with a note on the back about his training and that they were spelling “L-O-V-E which is what I send to you.

 

That's my uncle Jack Hussey (on the left) trading uniform covers with the chief. Unfortunately I don't know much about his military contributions during WW2. I do know he was a PBY radio operator. Also that he was at several major battles in the pacific. Midway and Coral Sea.
That’s my uncle Jack Hussey (on the left) trading uniform covers with the chief. Unfortunately I don’t know much about his military contributions during WW2. I do know he was a PBY radio operator. Also that he was at several major battles in the pacific. Midway and Coral Sea.

 

Although there is no great story of heroic action that goes with this picture, it is a picture showing 3 generations of military service in my family. Myself, my father, and my grandfather. I had this picture made for them for Christmas a few years back. I am so proud of what myself and my family have contributed to our nation as well as all other veterans.
Although there is no great story of heroic action that goes with this picture, it is a picture showing 3 generations of military service in my family. Myself, my father, and my grandfather. I had this picture made for them for Christmas a few years back. I am so proud of what myself and my family have contributed to our nation as well as all other veterans.

 

Father & son, in/around GITMO 30 yrs apart. :D Yes, we both ironed our dungarees with a rock, and no, we didn't care about the "no rolled sleeves" uniform reg. XD
Father & son, in/around GITMO 30 yrs apart. :D Yes, we both ironed our dungarees with a rock, and no, we didn’t care about the “no rolled sleeves” uniform reg. XD

 

My mother, Marie Schurr, joined the WAVES in WWII and the joined regular Navy when it opened up for women. She was from Brooklyn, NY, and spent most of her time in the service in Washington, D.C.
My mother, Marie Schurr, joined the WAVES in WWII and the joined regular Navy when it opened up for women. She was from Brooklyn, NY, and spent most of her time in the service in Washington, D.C.

 

I spent four uneventful years in the Navy, 1970 - 1974. Biggest excitement I had was a year in the Tonkien Gulf Yacht Club. The picture of my favorite veteran is my father who was an Army Intelligence Officer in the 17th Airborne during WW2. He spoke English, German, French, Italian and Russian, so he was interrogating captured POWs and then at the end, he was sent to Berlin to translate between the Russian generals and our generals. He had awesome stories to tell before he died one month before his 96th birthday.
I spent four uneventful years in the Navy, 1970 – 1974. Biggest excitement I had was a year in the Tonkien Gulf Yacht Club. The picture of my favorite veteran is my father who was an Army Intelligence Officer in the 17th Airborne during WW2. He spoke English, German, French, Italian and Russian, so he was interrogating captured POWs and then at the end, he was sent to Berlin to translate between the Russian generals and our generals. He had awesome stories to tell before he died one month before his 96th birthday.

 

Dec 1972 Gulf of Tonkin , last minute prep on my jet before flight stations for a day of bombing over the north . USS Ranger , VA -25.
Dec 1972 Gulf of Tonkin , last minute prep on my jet before flight stations for a day of bombing over the north . USS Ranger , VA -25.