Honoring Veterans Day – Have You Served in the Military?

For more than a century, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine have been important allies of the U.S. Military—in peace and war. As we take time today on this Veterans’ Day to remember those who have served and are currently serving our country, we would like to know – what are your military roots? If you or a family member has served, comment below in the comments section to share your affiliation.

Did you serve in the military, or has a member of your family served in the military?

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Anne Murphy November 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

My son, 2LT Daniel Nogee, Maryland Army National Guard medical corps. JHU SOM 2015. His Dad and I are both pediatric faculty.


Dave Monroe November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

Vietnam era Marine Corps vet; nephew is a decorated Marine Corps Iraq combat vet; son-in-law is in the Air Force attached to NSA; father survived 50 mission as a combat air crew member in WWII.


Mike Cardamone November 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

My father in law Ray Montana is a WW2 & Korean War Veteran, my father, Joe Cardamone was a WW2 War Veteran, and my son Joe Cardamone is an Iraq War Veteran, having served at Al Asad Air base in Iraq.

I am so proud of them and their service to our great country!



alissa November 12, 2013 at 2:26 am

I served in the United States Army for 8 years and did a tour for deser shield/storm. My husband served during peace time and my uncle served in the vietnam war where he parished. I loved my experience in the military and have no regrets. God Bless all who have served and are still serving in the military.


Melinda Thomas November 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

My niece is active in the US Air Force, a 7-year veteran and is currently stationed at Langley Air Force base in Hampton, VA. She previously served at Edwards AFB in California an is E-5 or Staff Sergeant. She current serves in Finance and has been deployed twice to non-combat zones. Thank God for her and all the other veterans' service to his country.


Kim November 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I have a huge respect for our men and women in uniform and thank them today for their service and sacrifice. My dad was career National Guard here in Maryland, and I had the privilege of serving in the US Navy during Desert Storm. I chose the Navy because I love the ocean, and my first duty station was on the U.S. Holland AS32 which was a submarine tender out of Charleston, SC. I loved shipboard living and working outdoors, especially hanging off the side of such a huge ship as part of my duties. From Charleston I went on to Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiannapolis, IN for journalism training, and after school I was assigned to a broadcast billet in Adak, Alaska where I got to run radio boards and play "disc jockey". It was a great privilege and a wonderful experience.


Leisa Ewing November 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

My son is currently serving as a Captain in the U. S. Army. He returned from Afghanistan in March of '12. I have always appreciated those who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom, I now have an even greater appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have. Blessing to all who serve and sacrifice for our Country!


Karen Clendenin November 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

My father was in the Navy in the 60s. He was stationed on a destroyer and was a part of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He took a lot of pictures while on tour, my favorites are of a fashion show that took place of the Greece coast. Imagine how happy a bunch of sailors must have been to see those beautiful ladies dress to the nines!!

I’m thankful for all all our service people and their families.


Cindy Huesman November 11, 2013 at 8:32 am

My wonderful dad volunteered to serve in the Navy during WWII. He was in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and saw plenty of combat. His ship played a part in distributing supplies during the Normandy invasion. He survived aboard ship in a major typhoon in the Pacific. He was only 18 years old at the time and had atained the rank of Petty Officer 1st class. He was also a Gunner's Mate 2nd class. My dad passed away 1/11/2011 just 3 days shy of his 86th birthday. My dad definately belonged to the 'Greatest Generation'.


Anita November 11, 2013 at 7:08 am

My father was in the Army in the 60's stationed in France. I remember seeing a black and white picture of him with the Eiffel Tower in the back ground. My brother also served in the Army. Myself, I did 4 years active USAF, Desert Storm, and 7 years in the Reserve all in the Florida panhandle...lot of life experiences to say the least. Wouldn't change it for the world. God Bless all those who have served, are still serving, and especially those who served in Vietnam.


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