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Old 04-01-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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1943 Pic

I just found a pic of my Dad, taken in 1943. He was a sniper and was going to land on Normandy but recieved a leg injury in training and was discharged from the Army.

Sorry the pic is not to clear but it's the only one I have of him and his M1. Looks like it was taken early in his training.

Any more of you have this type of pic's of your family.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/TwoBravo/Dad.jpg[/img]

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Old 04-01-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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I have to find the one of my grandfather, and the 333rd Engineer company in WWI France, but that is a good pic of your dad.
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:26 AM   #3
 
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I have a picture of my dad on Saipan. He's sitting on a naplam bomb with many, many more in the background that are waiting to loaded on B-29's to be delivered to Japan. He carried a carbine but I don't have a picture of him with that. His older brother was a Marine and fought in several campaigns. Neither of them, or another uncle who fought with the Canadians and landed at Normandy talked about their experiences. I wish they had.
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Parent stories

My dad, Navy, WW-I, WW-II in SW Pacific, would tell the funny stories and the clean jokes. You'd think it was a barrel of laughs.

But sometimes, after I had been sent off to bed, but wasn't quite asleep yet, I could hear the tone of the conversations change, and the laughter stop.

He refused a purple heart for a back injury, after a near miss at Tarawa dumped him off the second deck to the deck below. Said it was his stupidity not enemy action that hurt him. It was bad enough to get him sent home, but not bad enough that he would pin on that purple ribbon.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:37 PM   #5
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My Grandfather (don't know when this was taken)
[img]http://webpages.charter.net/tyoberg/aho/aho%20garand.JPG[/img]

My Grandfather again, sometime after Guadalcanal. First guy to guess who that is with his back to the camera get's a dime. Don't cheat.
[img]http://webpages.charter.net/tyoberg/aho/%20geoaho%20halsey.jpg[/img]
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:44 PM   #6
 
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Adm Halsey?
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
 
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Bull Halsey?
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:29 AM   #8
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Winner!
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:49 AM   #9
 
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It looks like Halsey is reaching out to shake your grandfathers hand I also noticed the star pinned to his chest did Halsey decorate him with the star?
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:56 AM   #10
 
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My Dad on his submarine in the Mediterranean, 1943:
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid166/pf6fac0a00c2002655880f7942f48e78c/f44677f1.jpg[/img]

My grandfather in WWI:
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid200/p3fe378f36ece51c75613e3b70c406f3e/f04e3201.jpg[/img]

My greatgrandfather stationed at Springfield Armory after he got back from the Civil War:
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid200/pe3be47e584e2b974a5129a47b0d3f672/f04e369a.jpg[/img]

But no M1's.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:04 AM   #11
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Wow! Those are some great pictures!

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It looks like Halsey is reaching out to shake your grandfathers hand I also noticed the star pinned to his chest did Halsey decorate him with the star?
Yes. It's a neat picture to have. Here's the citation if you care to read:
http://webpages.charter.net/tyoberg/aho ... 20star.JPG
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:35 AM   #12
 
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Yes. It's a neat picture to have. Here's the citation if you care to read:
http://webpages.charter.net/tyoberg/aho ... 20star.JPG
WOW!! that is awsome! my dad was in the Swiss Army during WWII he was a border guard and has some stories about helping (smuggling) some jewish folks across the border into Switzerland and as he put it "having minor altercations with the German guards in doing so"

Tinpig what a legacy!!

Thanks for sharing!
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