Wednesday, May 19, 2010

GI's


Today's picture was submitted by Mike S. from Stone Mountain, Georgia. The picture shows two GI's with a dog during World War II. The man on the right was Mike's dad, and the man on the left, his uncle. Both men were serving in the Pacific during the war, and both ended up being on Hawaii at the same time, without knowing the other was there. They ran into each other walking down the street.

6 comments:

  1. Wouldn't that be about as weird as it gets.
    Walking down the street 10,000 miles from home thinking you don't know a person there and you see some one that looks a little familiar to you. Then you realize it is your brother. WOW
    I wonder where the dog came from
    R

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  2. I know it's the wrong breed, but with the ring around the right eye, the dog reminded me of Petey from "Our Gang."

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  3. A blog by a Texas boy and the subject of WWII in the Pacific comes up and you fail to mention that Texas (specifically Fredericksburg) is home to The National Museum of the Pacific War. tsk, tsk, tsk.

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  4. Not as weird as might be thought. My mother was in San Francisco during the war and saw a man on the other side of the street that looked like her cousin. She was 18 at the time and a little shy, so she followed him for several blocks before she worked up enough courage to get up close and personal and verify that it was indeed her cousin, Ralph. I don't have a picture of their meeting and if I did it wouldn't have a dog in it, so it wouldn't count for this week.

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  5. Mathan: I agree. That's the first thing I thought of too. But remember this is the same PJM who took his daughter & went shopping in Fredericksburg for a present for his wife....WITHOUT HIS WIFE. A shopping trip to the quaint Fredericksburg should have been the gift itself. (He does get points for later taking her to San Antonio). Plus an extra day or 2 for the Museum of the War in the Pacific.

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  6. That's quite a story and quite a photo. I love the lighting, very dramatic.

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