A family of sergeants major

Collins, Elizabeth M.
June 2009
Soldiers;Jun2009, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p39
The article features the Yingst family of three sergeants major in the U.S. It started with Sergeant Major (Sgt. Maj.) William Yingst Sr., whose own father was an Air Force pilot in World War II. His two sons followed, Sgt. Maj. William Yingst Jr., who is now retired, and Sgt. Maj. Paul Yingst, who is on active duty in Iraq. Neither sons felt pressured by their father to walk in his footsteps, and each served under different commands, allowing them to choose their own paths, yet still avail of his experience.


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