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Terry Villars - 3rd Generation Military Veteran and Squidoo "Military Buff" Contributor
When I was young, I didn't envision myself in the military, but I ended up there and had some very interesting experiences.
My Father, Charles C. Villars, was in World War II and experienced D-Day at Omaha Beach. If he had not been in the US Army, I wouldn't be here today as he met my Mother in Belgium. The story is a great one, at least from my perspective. Both of my parents have passed away but I have committed myself to bringing their experiences to paper before I leave this earth.
Many years later, I learned my Grandfather, Charles W. Villars, was in World War I and I actually found a copy of his draft notice online in a genealogy website.
I am the third generation of military veterans in my family. I was in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. My Mother cried when I left because my Father was in a war and she didn't want to experience that again with her Son. Although I would not want to do it again, I do have good memories and also some very scary ones.
I have a background in experience in the military and as the Squidoo Military Buff Contributor, I want to help others bring out the best in their military experiences. Whether those experiences were while in the services, or while they had contact with someone who did, or even because of a personal connection with a military object that you owned or discovered. I want to hear your story.
Foreign services are not excluded and I would love to hear perspectives from countries other than the USA.
Please bring your best and tell us how the military has touched you.
Thank you for your service or your contribution to bring out the human perspective of the military.
My Family was not like Lieutenant Dan's
While we had three generations of military Veterans in my family, none of us us died in combat and we certainly didn't have a fatal destiny like poor old Lieutenant Dan!
What is a "Human Interest" Military Story?
My Father told me many stories about his experiences.
We all know about the wars, battles and different services of the military. We can read books about Gettysburg and about D-Day and have even seen the films.
Since most of this information is written in stone, so to speak, we can get the information from many sources. The information that we can't get, comes from you.
Most people have a connection to the military in one way or another. Their stories are important to others. These stories, with a "human interest twist" help others understand themselves.
An Interesting Perspective to any Military Action - What would've happened if....? Your speculation is encouraged.
Hank Williams Jr. & His Interpretation of the South Winning the Civil War - Buy the Song Here!
Hank Williams Jr. wrote and sang this song.
It is an interesting perspective of the South winning the Civil War.
What is your perspective?