My Dad and Grandad. Both in the military their whole lives.
My dad never had to go to war, but my Grandad served in both WW1 and WW2
I have some telegrams to my grandma telling her he was missing in action and presumed dead.
Turns out he was buried when a bomb went off near him. They didn't find him for 2 days.
My other grandad left for WW2 when my mom was 4. He didnt see her again til she was 10!
2 of my all time favourite pictures are here
One is my dad with his dad and a buddy at some military function when my dad was young
the other of my dad inspecting me at a Parade. We both started smiling when he started to give me grief on the shine on my boots!