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To serve in the military. Both my grandfathers saw service in World War II.
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see ˈservice


1 be in the army, navy or air force: He saw service in Korea and later in Vietnam.
2 be used: This new type of engine won’t see service until next year.
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Given compassionate leave in 1944 when my parents' first child and only daughter, Barbara, died, Jack never saw service overseas.
He joined the RAF during World War II and saw service in Egypt and Italy.
In 1919 she saw service covering the retreat of White Russians during British intervention in the Russian Civil War.
Cheaney, who saw service in both World War II and the Korean War, feels Armed Forces Day is an appropriate time to illuminate what he considers a gross injustice to the buddy he went overseas with.
All pickup and delivery, as well as invoicing for all cutter and saw service work in the region will now come directly from Union Grove.
Conversely, Neimeyer argues that African Americans saw service in the Continental Army as "trading one master for another.
Civil War he saw service in New Orleans; afterward he returned to New York City and spent his remaining years painting, working at the customhouse, and writing for Harper's, Appleton's, and other magazines.
Born in London (1688), the son of Henry and Dorothy Cope; commissioned a cornet in the Royal Dragoons (1707); saw service in Spain during the last half of the War of the Spanish Succession (1707-1714); fought at the battle of Dettingen, and was knighted later that year for bravery at the battle (June 27, 1743); promoted lieutenant general and made commander in chief in Scotland (December 25, 1743); in this role he commanded the first government army to oppose Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) at Prestonpans (September 21, 1745); his army's disgraceful flight after the first volley prompted the Jacobite ditty "Johnny Cope, Are Ye Marching Yet?
Kendrick, born in Philadelphia, saw service in World War I and did welfare work with hospitalized veterans.
Kidd was originally an affluent ship owner and sea captain who saw service against French privateers during King William's War and was later engaged by the British government to suppress piracy in the Indian Ocean.
There they saw service until the closure of that line in 1956.
Dignity month in February saw service users addressing what dignity meant to them and responding in creative ways such as writing poetry and doing some role play displaying good and bad examples of promoting dignity.
This is good news for those who saw service declining after Delta succeeded the Air France Airbus A330s with older 767s that included just a single screen showing three movies.
Mr Lillie, a Royal Marines Veteran who saw service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan said: "I am doing my best to raise money for Help for Heroes because while I was in service, I sustained various injuries.
August 16, 1954: A 15cwt Army truck had been bought for pounds 30 and renovated by eight Huddersfield young men, who were to drive it back to where it probably saw service - Rome.