Although I don't necessarily post too much, I do quite a bit of reading on this sight. One thing that I've noticed are a couple very interesting family histories. How many of you first became interested in WWII because of your families' involvement? I'd love to hear about it, especially non-american. I guess I can give it a start - I'll keep it as short as I can. My Gramps and his two brothers were all in. He was a surgical tech at the 204th Fld. Hsp. on Saipan and later a feild medic on Guam. I grew up with lots of great stories about the islands as he was very open. His brother Ted was on New Guinea - he died when I was young and none of us can figure out much more than the fact that he came home with malaria. Now, the really great part is my Gramp's other brother Ed. He was an infantryman in the 47th Rgt, 9th Inf Div. Landed in Safi, North Africa, and made it all the way through Dachau, although he did have to spend a little time afterwards at a hospital for his nerves. Was wounded 3 times, and was in just about every western front battle in Europe (not including Italy except Sicily). You can imagine the stories I heard (and still hear) from him!! He was even captured and MIA for a couple of weeks. Best part is I"m going to visit these guys in 5 days!!!! On my other side of the family I had a soldier and sailor in the Italian service, and the same in the American. Again though, can't find out much more than that. Anybody else got any?