- Posted May 27, 2013 by
Rochester, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Salute to troops
A "military" family... Rochester,NY
Picture 1, His name is William "Bill" Kemnitz, a Navy veteran who served from 1952 to 1961. He sailed on destroyers, twice in the Pacific, and once in the Atlantic. Bill was a 1st class petty officer. Bill's a proud father and grandfather, the leader of 3 generations of a military family.
2. A video sharing some history of his tour of duty, and happy wishes on this Memorial day.
3. Picture 3 is Bill and his grandson James after the commissioning ceremony at Niagara University on May 10th, 2013.
4. Picture 4 2nd Lt. James Kemnitz..
5.Picture 5 is Bill's son Timothy, (right) a first class petty officer in the Navy. He is presently on his 3rd tour to the far east. Tim has 25 years of service. This picture is of Tim's son receiving his first salute from his father. A proud moment.
6. Picture 6 is Tim's family. His wife Cheryl, his 2 sons James and Jonathan (right). Jonathan is at RIT university and is a cadet!