My great grandfather fought in World War II for the USA. How do I find out if he killed people in the war?
If he killed people, even bad guys like the Nazis, then I’m afraid to include pictures of him in the family tree.
- BookbinderLv 77 months agoFavourite answer
First of all, you have to find out what unit or units your relative served in. Then, you should find out where his unit served. Also, find out what duties your relative was assigned to. If you can discover all that, you stand a good chance of getting more details about your relative's activities during the war.
- perfectlybakedLv 77 months ago
I would lean on the idea that it is very likely that he did...
'...a great deal of killing happens in a war...'
If he was a medic that might make having not killed anyone more feasible.
I'm not hardcore about stuff but if a dude was in a war... knowing that some were drafted and had to serve even if they didn't want to... to me survival instincts (as well as just doing their assigned) job were what they were doing.
Perhaps you could ask grandpa about any stories... or dad.
- MercuryLv 77 months ago
Most soldiers did not kill anybody.
- Anonymous7 months ago
You're a ******* moron. It's people like him that made this country free.
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- SharonLv 67 months ago
I had a gggg grandfather fight in the Revolution in Massachusetts. Should I hope he never killed one of the King's marauding troops or a Hessian? I also had one who fought Napoleon's invasion of his home. I should feel shame? Your attitude seems to suggest pro-Nazi sympathies if you object to your ancestor's efforts for America.
- curtisports2Lv 77 months ago
What a ridiculous thought process.
- nonpartisanLv 67 months ago
Wonderful answer, Millenial. You're going to ostracize members of your family because they had principles to protect the very freedom that you obviously loathe. I think he'd be better off not being included in a family tree that lists only cowards.
- BrianLv 77 months ago
Eyeroll. With that kind of logic, your GGF would likely prefer to be left off your family tree.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Way to respect your ancestors, write them out of history.
- GlacierwolfLv 77 months ago
My best friends grand father went door to door as Berlin fell during WW2. He was tasked to round up any Nazi officers in hiding - found one - and did a shoot out. Killed the Nazi. You should be proud of what you grandpa did. If it were not for people like him - you would be speaking German today - and nearly anyone of color - Black, Brown, Asians, Chinese, or LGBT would have been exterminated same as the Nazi started with the Jews...… except if they won - the job would have been finished with Billions dead instead of millions.
You should be proud of him.
- RobinLv 77 months ago
he is your family member and if he hadnt defended your country maybe you wouldnt exist