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Cousins in arms: a shared service
Former U.S. Army Cpl. Mervin Layton, the grandfather of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathaniel Layton, 97th Transportation Company, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) chief engineer, and U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Patrick May, Office of the Chief of Transportation chief maritime qualification director, poses for a photo with his battle buddies at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., March 1944. Layton and May come from a long line of military members leading back to their ancestors who were known as the King’s Watermen in medieval England. (Courtesy photo)