For Jack Trambitas, veteran status is a family thing.:
For Jack Trambitas, veteran status is a family thing. His uncle, Floyd Kennedy, fought in Germany in World War I. And both Trambitas and his brother, Larry Trambitas, received their World War II draft notices in June 1944.
Trambitas continued his tour after the allies declared victory, he said, as troops continued to construct roads and ensure peace in the region.
In 1946, Trambitas returned to Juneau. In addition to being a commercial fisherman for 25 years and holding several other jobs, Trambitas twice served as post commander of the American Legion and post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Juneau.
As with every Memorial Day, Trambitas plans to attend the local services. "He's very military," said his wife, Edie. "He never missed a Memorial Day or Flag Day. He's always waving the flag.''
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