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And this just found, Three Generations of Generals.

 

Bernard J. D. Irwin MOH

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_J._D._Irwin

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His Son, George LeRoy Irwin

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_LeRoy_Irwin

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And his Grandson,  Stafford LeRoy Irwin

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_LeRoy_Irwin

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Maj. Gen. Leo Brooks Sr. (Father)   Brig. Gen. Leo Brooks Jr.(son)    Gen. Vincent Brooks (son) (My Battalion CO 9th Infantry ROK)

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22 hours ago, Manchu Warrior said:

Maj. Gen. Leo Brooks Sr. (Father)   Brig. Gen. Leo Brooks Jr.(son)    Gen. Vincent Brooks (son) (My Battalion CO 9th Infantry ROK)

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Good addition Manchu, another Three Generations of Generals.

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2 hours ago, patches said:

Good addition Manchu, another Three Generations of Generals.

I believe it is only two generations because Leo Jr. and Vincent are actually brothers, so just two isn't it? As far as Gen. Vincent Brooks is concerned he was a squared away Battalion Commander. We were in a mechanized infantry unit at Camp Casey and I was on a BFV crew and he spent a good bit of time in the motor pool with his Grunts. Even the times when I did Battalion CQ he was always decent to his lower enlisted  soldiers.  If I'm not mistaken I am pretty sure that he has a 9th Infantry Manchu Unit Crest pinned on his uniform in the photo. I know that was allowed when the soldier still had an association with a particular unit but, I don't recall the details. With that said I assume his time commanding the 9th Regiment was important to him and I can honestly say that I was proud to have served under his command. 

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John G. Hill Sr

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1980/11/06/gen-john-g-hill-80-dies-combat-veteran-of-3-wars/7e8a1e46-7b36-4325-bf78-25e323e3e2a8/s-l1600_6.jpg.81e877d331bd548f205e456199d7134a.jpg

 

 

And his Son John G. Hill Jr.

 

The only photo I could find of him so far is this 1972 photo of him off his Wiki.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Hill_Jr.

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Not sure if this would count so correct me if I misunderstood the rules...

 

Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman and his son Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman.

 

James was a highly distinguished Navy Officer and his son James started off by founding the UDTs (Underwater Demolition Teams) 

 

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17 hours ago, tdogchristy90 said:

Not sure if this would count so correct me if I misunderstood the rules...

 

Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman and his son Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman.

 

James was a highly distinguished Navy Officer and his son James started off by founding the UDTs (Underwater Demolition Teams) 

 

Yes, Father was a admiral and his son went on to be an admirial too.

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1 minute ago, patches said:

Yes, Father was a admiral and his son went on to be an admirial too.


Picked up a book called Into Enemy Waters to read over Thanksgiving. Talked all about Kauffman and UDT. 

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Willis D. Crittenberger, who passed in 1980 at 89 lost two Sons in Service, one an Enlistedman, a Tank Crewman C Company 745th Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division.

 

Crittenberger married Josephine Frost Woodhull (1894–1978) on June 23, 1918. Two of his three sons served in the United States Armed Forces and died in combat. Corporal Townsend Woodhull Crittenberger (born May 13, 1925) was killed in action during the Rhine River crossing on March 25, 1945 during the final days of World War II, aged just 19.[1] Colonel Dale Jackson Crittenberger (USMA 1950) (born May 27, 1927) commanding the 3rd Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War was killed in a mid-air collision on September 17, 1969 while directing combat operations, aged 42. Dale served as a White House military aide to President Eisenhower in 1959 and as a newly commissioned major received his new badge of rank from his father's old friend, the President.

 

If  Dale Jackson Crittenberger didn't die that way in Vietnam, he in all likeliness would of made General too.

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As an aside, Blackshear M. Bryan, also lost two Sons in Service, both in Non Hostile flight incidences, one in Vietnam, the other in a 1977 training accident  both West Pointers like their Father, one became Air Force Officer, though Blackshear M. Bryan passed a few months before, before his second son, the one in the Army died. 

 

 

Blackshear M. Bryan, Jr. or "Morrie" was born in 1929 at West Point during his father's tenure as assistant football coach. He attended the Academy, graduating with the class of 1954. He accepted a commission with the Air Force, then transferred to the United States Army in 1963. Serving in Vietnam he was cited twice for heroism during his tour. On September 22, 1967, as he was rounding out his tour in Vietnam, Major Morrie Bryan was killed in a crash of his U-21A during a training mission as he attempted to avoid trespassers on the runway.

 

James Edward "Jamie" Bryan was born in 1940 in Washington D.C; he also died in a military aircraft accident. On September 14, 1977, at 23:48 hours, Jamie was coordinating his unit's operations from aboard an Air Force Boeing EC-135K command and control aircraft that had just taken off from Kirtland Air Force Base, near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft banked right and crashed into a mountain peak in the Manzano Mountain range, killing all 20 military crew members aboard. Investigators said that fatigue may have played a part in the accident. Major Bryan had served two combat tours in Vietnam.

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29 minutes ago, patches said:

Willis D. Crittenberger, who passed in 1980 at 89 lost two Sons in Service, one an Enlistedman, a Tank Crewman C Company 745th Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division.

 

Crittenberger married Josephine Frost Woodhull (1894–1978) on June 23, 1918. Two of his three sons served in the United States Armed Forces and died in combat. Corporal Townsend Woodhull Crittenberger (born May 13, 1925) was killed in action during the Rhine River crossing on March 25, 1945 during the final days of World War II, aged just 19.[1] Colonel Dale Jackson Crittenberger (USMA 1950) (born May 27, 1927) commanding the 3rd Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War was killed in a mid-air collision on September 17, 1969 while directing combat operations, aged 42. Dale served as a White House military aide to President Eisenhower in 1959 and as a newly commissioned major received his new badge of rank from his father's old friend, the President.

 

If  Dale Jackson Crittenberger didn't die that way in Vietnam, he in all likeliness would of made General too.

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