Always a possibility. Makes you realize what a small world in is. I always say Small World, Smaller Corps because it seems that, despite being only 175K Marines spread around the world, I run into someone I know almost weekly.
Found a second Marine in the family, another DISTANT cousin, James Roosevelt the Marine Raider and NC recipient. Of course, his service is much more known. I'm at 1500+ relatives in the tree and only two Marines...more ancestors fought in the Revolution than have served in the Corps at this point in the research.
A lot of fun to see the historical connections to the family, no matter how distant. Has really sparked an interest in Colonial/Revolutionary times I didn't have previous. Pretty much involved, by blood or by marriage, in any major event in Massachusetts leading to the Revolution. I had no idea that before the direct ancestors occupied NY, that they spent over a century concentrated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Settlers, politicians, revolutionaries, Tea Party participants, even a few loyalists who went back to England as the revolution was brewing. People who fought Napoleon, a man who circumnavigated the globe, US Presidents. Crazy, fascinating stuff. And here just a few weeks ago I thought the family had shown up in the 1800s at earliest.
Definitely a worthwhile endeavor, and finally putting all that money ancestry has cost me to full-time use, rather than the occasional Marine Muster Roll