I’m not sure. It’s a question I’ve been asked quite a bit but haven’t looked into our family history. Although it wouldn’t surprise me as he’s from Alabama and most of the Sledges came from the South (most of mine is from Tennessee originally). It (the military) runs in the blood too. Both my grandfathers were in the Army, as were my uncles, and my brother and I both as well. We do know the Sledges and our relatives have been in every major war serving since the Civil War. So all that to say, its probable.