Presidio Walking App Answers

On our interactive gps-guided walks along SF’s historic 49 Mile Scenic Drive, we ask people for their thoughts and opinions on relevant topics.

montage of Presidio Walk along 49 Mile Drive

The Presidio served as a military base from 1776 – 1994.

Walk #4 of 17 along SF’s historic 49 Mile Scenic Drive takes you through San Francisco’s historic Presidio.

One of the somber stops along this gorgeous hike through the Presidio is the Korean War Memorial across from the National Cemetery.

At this stop, we asked people about their own, or their family’s, experience with the U.S. Military.

Selected answers below.

A grief stricken American infantryman whose buddy has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Korea., 1950.
Photo by Sfc Al Chang, U.S. Army.

Q: What is your, or your family’s, experience with the U.S. Military?

“Lots of my family have served. My uncles served in the medical corps in WWII (as conscientious objectors). My dad, Air Force; brothers, Marines and Army; cousin, Navy; nephews serving today in a variety of branches.”


“My dad and his brother were stationed in Monterey in the 1950s. They had to take a bus across the country to get home after they were discharged.”

Replies updated weekly. Check back soon to see more responses.