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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

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Inspection, circa 1930. (Full size.)

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Graduation, circa 1930. (Full size.) I think both of those were at Great Lakes, and my dad's brother is in there somewhere.

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Playing cards. (Full size.) I'm not sure where this is supposed to be. At one time I thought it might be in San Diego. But, the more I think about it, I think it might have been part of a promotion to get guys to join the Navy during peacetime, because that is definitely Kirk Douglas standing up there. Not sure. Probably not. I don't know. Open to suggestions.

* My son-in-law, Zach, wrote a short essay about a day in Afghanistan, with photos: Parlez-vous Français? I'm so proud of you.

* War widow waited 35 years for phone call. (Video.)

* Remembering the draft lottery.

* The 135th United States Naval Construction Battalion on Tinian.

* And when the band plays "Hail to the chief," they point the cannon at you..

Posted by Marie at November 11, 2012 5:31 PM