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Today I take a break from posting pictures of jagoffs and videos of interesting Pittsburghers so that you could see REAL FACES OF VETERANS DAY!

For any of the new followers, I have made this post every year since 2012.  Please feel free to comment or post a photo below of the Vet(s) in your family.

Below are the photos and personal notes that I have accumulated, since 2012, of active duty military and retired and deceased Veterans.  Whatever you are doing today, be sure to take more than a few minutes to be thankful for your freedom.. like the freedom to write this silly, little blog poking fun at Jagoffs.

Thanks to all Vets, active duty military and their families from Ya Jagoff.com and all of the blog followers!!

Feel free to leave your own “Thank You” comment below and then share the page with the Vets you know. 

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Steve Gujski, USMC, Spain, 2000

Submitted by: Christina Abbott

Peter A. Carricato, Grandfather, US Navy

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Submitted by: Richard Withee

Rudy Boesch, Commander Master Chief, Navy Seals with Mason Withee

Submitted by: Carolyn Dombrosky

John F Nolan ,my dad, and his brothers Danny and Ernie Nolan injured while serving our country. All received Purple Hearts. Other brothers William and Ralph and Herman Nolan also served.

Submitted by: Carolyn Nolan Dombrosky

I want to than the Men and Women of Pearl Harbor who gave their lives for our country shortly after this photo was taken. Scofield Baracks Wolfhounds. My dad, John F. Nolan

Submitted by: Darcel Margliotti

My son Michael Black is serving in the USNavy and has been in for 14yrs. He is a chief petty officer and is stationed in Norfolk,Virginia He really misses Pittsburgh but Norfolk has their own jag offs I’m sure.

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David R. Campbell, US Army, 1975 also Army Reserve Nurse Corps from 80 to 86

Submitted by: Doug Graham

William S. Graham, Army Air Corp (forerunner of the Air Force), Sergeant. WWII, Drill Instructor

Submitted by: Jeanine Thomas Mattison

My handsome husband, John. Served in the Marines. ALMOST sent to Cuba during the Bay of Pigs incident. Happy Veteran’s Day, honey. To all Veterans everywhere, happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service.

Submitted by: Jeanine Thomas Mattison

My Daddy. Served in WWII as a Pharmacist’s Mate. He died in 1981 at the young age of 57 from a heart attack. I miss him SO much! Happy Veteran’s Day Dad. And Happy Veteran’s Day and a BIG thanks for your service to all Veterans everywhere.

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Submitted by: Glenn Kocina

LCpl Julien Chabin 5/5/1990- 12/19/2010

Submitted ByJanet Lopez Latini

My father, Dominic A. Lopez, United States Army

Submitted By: Jodi

My brother in law, Bernie Switala, is in the US Army – Infantry. He is currently stationed in Alaska at Ft Wainwright. He returned in April from a year long tour in Afghanistan. He’s still kind of a jag 😉 but I love him! And I’m honored to call him family. This is a picture of my daughter when Uncle Bernie surprised her, coming home at Christmas last year.

Submitted By: Joy Brown

John Campbell
Brother (Younger)
United States Marine Corps. (Devil Dog – OooRah!)

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Submitted By: Kate Hodgdon

Captain Benjamin Hodgdon

Submitted By: Kathleen Ganster

These are the three Jennings boys from Hampton, PA who fought in WW II. All three were pilots, one lost his life and the other was a prisoner of war, but escaped. They are all gone now, but their little sister, Dolly Ganster, still lives in Richland Township.

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Submitted By: Dylan Geche

This is my father, Paul Geche, marching in the Veterans Day parade in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Submitted By: Linda MacDonald

My husband, CW4 Scott MacDonald
US Army, 20 years and still serving…Castle Shannon native!

Submitted By: Maureen Martini

This is my Pap, Charles V. Devine. He fought in the Army in WWII. He disobeyed orders to save his unit and received a Purple Heart and two Silver Stars. He passed in 1981.

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Submitted By: Lowell Murray

Me & my niece Kristen Naval Aviator  #proudUncle

Submitted By: Patti

While stationed on the USS GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN 77) the past 2.5 years, I had the opportunity to meet the name sake and GW Bush!

From: Patti J. Kurtz

Ted Kurtz, Master Sergeant, US Army, my father
1921-1994

Submitted By: Spring Weight

My grandfather…Army…WWII

Submitted By: Stacie Holmes

My brother (who was a jagoff but not for today lol) Scott M. Holmes, PN2 US Navy, deceased 7/25/2001

Airman 1st Class Matthew Perry, right, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Honick, left, walk back to the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected, All-Terrain Vehicle after supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, in Southwest Asia. Perry is a radio operator maintainer and driver with the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Honick is a joint fire observer, 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
Airman 1st Class Matthew Perry, right, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Honick, left, walk back to the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected, All-Terrain Vehicle after supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, in Southwest Asia. Perry is a radio operator maintainer and driver with the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Honick is a joint fire observer, 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Submitted By: Mellisa Ann

This is my baby brother retired (2 weeks ago) SGT 1ST CLASS Darryl Honick. The super awesome picture has been very popular on 9.11 and Vets day. Was taken 9.11.12 somewhere in Asia. He’s the one on left. He’s seen way too much war time and ridiculous amounts of deployments! Sadly I can’t go into details because of obvious reseasons. Anyway. He’s a true Yinzer living near Ft Carson Co. Annoys the hell out of me but secretly I’m a proud big sister!

 

Submitted By: Steven Fernald

My best friend of 28yrs… US. ARMY.. Josh Patton

Submitted By: Susan Shannon Cottrell

I am submitting a picture of my Dad for veteran’s Day.

John D. Shannon Jr., USN
World War II, The Korean Conflict
1943-1953

Aliquippa, PA

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Submitted By: Jenn Myers-Torres

My parents are both Veterans. Michael & Barbara Myers. They met in the Navy. My father stayed in, 22 1/2 years, retired as a Master Chief. He was originally from Trafford, by way of Braddock and we lost him in 2012 to Lymphoma. If not for people signing up for defending our country, I wouldn’t be here. ;-). Thank you

Submitted By: Tom Link

Sgt. Bradley Link , my son, U.S. Army Infantry 10th Mountain Division ( retired ) Purple Heart recipient.

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

LCPL Christopher Ryan

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

SSG George Smolyak

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

Navy – John Cross (Cousin)

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

Marines – LCPL Josh Herrin

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

Navy – Gunners Mate Vincent P. Ryan (Grandfather)

Submitted By: Vince Ryan

Navy – Bill Sell (Uncle)

Submitted By: Walter Harvey

EO1 (SCW) Walter Harvey and EO1 Lou Wilson training during a cold weather field exercise. EO1 (SCW) Walter Harvey 24 yrs of service, 8 active, 16 reserve, EO1 Lou Wilson 6 yrs active, 10 yrs reserve.

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Pittsburgh Veteran AD USAF Firefighter 2006-2010

Submitted By: Jodi McKevitt

My son Michael graduated from Army Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC Nov. 1, 2012. He is now in AIT for Explsove Ordinance Disposal.

 

Submitted By: Ryan

This is a picture of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1607; Outer Banks North Carolina. My father is the Material Staff Officer for the Flotilla and also for Division 16, 5th Coast Guard District Southern Region. (A. David Butscher Top row, first on left)

Prior to this he served active duty in HQ U. S. Army Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany. He worked in the Executive Office, Office of the Adjutant General.

Submitted By: Rich Withee

Spec 5 James G. Withee Jr. Vietnam conflict. Drafted for the third time in 1968.

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Submitted By: R Withee

Cpl. Tyler Southern, USMC, Triple amputee

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