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A photo of David P Wilcox Sr
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David P Wilcox Sr
around Dec 9, 1942 - around Sep 8, 1993
Clarkston, MI, United States
A photo of Perry L Hess
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Perry L Hess
Born: Mar 27, 1958
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
My (MS2(SS) Stacey Underwood's) boat, USS George Bancroft SSBN 643 heads out to sea, from Charleston Harbor, SC, in 1989. Heading Out On Patrol Again.
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On June 12, 1987, President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Reagan said, "Secretary General Gorbachev, if you seek peace--if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe--if you seek liberalization: come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 29 months later, Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall. On September 12, 1990, former President Reagan took a few symbolic hammer swings of the remnant Berlin Wall. Gorbachev, who had been in office since 1985, stepped down from his post as Soviet leader in 1991. Reagan, who served two terms as president, from 1981 to 1989, died on June 5, 2004, at age 93.
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William E Armstrong, Navy Reserves, Chief Warrant Officer, Opa Locka, Florida in 1961.
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William Elliot Armstrong
Born: Oct 8, 1917
When this picture was taken Allen Bergner was the Commanding Officer of the USS ORION. He went on to become a Rear Admiral.
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Anthony "Tony" Matthews, a Grenadier Guardsman, UK. This is a hand-coloured photo.
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Anthony "Tony" Matthews
Born: Dec 27, 1938
At a 1962 Ban the Bomb protest, Denise Davidson sleeps while her mother (Mrs. Donald Davidson) carries a sign. The "bomb" refers to the atom bomb. They're protesting outside the United Nations building to protest the a-bomb testing by the U.S. Oh yes, the U.S. set off a-bombs on U.S. soil in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, NYWT&S staff photograph
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Bob Lamb was an aerial photographer for about 60 years
2nd Lt David Rafferty home on leave in Lansing, Michigan, August, 1965 having completed USAF OTS at Lackland AFB, Texas with recently purchased 1964 1/2 Plymouth Valant convertible.
Left to right Merle (?), Bill Ramage, Nick Lung in front of our Barracks. Early 1950's WAFB New Mexico
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This was found in Chaparral, Dona Ana County, New Mexico and I am trying to find his family. I looked to see if he was in the SSDI but found nothing. Contact me at marcenath@aol.com
Eddie in U.S. Army uniform Born: Nov 11, 1940, Newburg MO Died: Mar 16, 2001, (VENCOR Hospital, Albuquerque NM) Buried: Ft. Bliss TX National Cemetery
This is a photo of Robert P. Margeson added by RobertPerry Margeson on January 28, 2009.
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Robert P. Margeson
Born: Apr 15, 1950
A photo of Floyd Farrar, Sailor, US Navy from 1958 thru 1962 aboard US Navy Minesweeper home ported at Long Beach CA
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John E Berryman with BIV Wack and Poker game while in service do you know who any of these men are?
One of many Photos that I have of my Father William Graham. I am not sure were this photo was taken. Graham traveled all over the US starting in 1926 thru 1941. When he disappeared he may have rejoined the Merchant Marines. A Christmas wish of a five year old, remains a wish 56 years later to a senior citizen. My father, William Graham disappeared July 1949. My mother, my sister, nor I know what happened to him. A body has never been found. Every year as the joy of Christmas draws near there is this wish of a child thats been with me all my life. The wish that my father might return home would be the greatest gift that I could receive. 56 years have past, no father. The wish is alive and well. As a senior citizen, my wish is to hear from any family members that may be still living. I have left no stone unturned in my search, its as if he disappeared off the face of the earth. Please know that I expect no one to try and find him. Want to share with others, maybe this Christmas the right person will read this note. A little information about Mr. Graham: William Graham born April 5, 1906 died ?????. SS# 044-12-1321. I did send for SS-5 forum. This record states William Graham (No Middle Name listed) is the S/o William Graham and Ethel Mitchell, born in Philadelphia, Pa., Have not been able to locate a birth record or information concerning his parents. Met my mother in Newport News, Va. Married my mother, Anna Maschek in Camden, North Carolina Jan. 1940. Records say that Graham was born in Philadelphia County, Pa. No census record was ever found. Graham joined the Merchant Marines abt. 1926. Aborad ship he traveled all over the U S and other countries. I have a picture of Mr. Graham if anyone is interested.Last Letter received from Los Angeles, Ca. Thank you for reading about my wish, Dorothy Email---- DM ea 986657 @aol.com
Charles B. Freeman - Commissaryman possing for picture in the mess hall.
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Charles Freeman
Born: Aug 17, 1934
Donald Elwin Hart in his US Army Airforce uniform taken in 1951 in Wisconsin. Age between 18 & 20
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Donald E Hart
Mar 27, 1928 - Sep 20, 2007
Libby, MT
This was taken in Kitzen, Germany. I was assigned to the seventh Army. Our company was one half mile from where Pvt Presely was also stationed. My MOS was company clerk and also headquarters clerk.
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Thomas Lacey
Born: Apr 22, 1938
While stationed in Turkey, loved flying to Athens, Greece
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Otis K Pace
Born: Mar 20, 1940
First joined the Air Force
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Otis K Pace
Born: Mar 20, 1940
This is a photo of U.S. Army Missile Company added by ThomasDillon Lacey on December 10, 2003.
I am on the left, youngest daughter and child of sevenchildren of Albert H. Silveira and Emma Guerette(Garrette). I was working the train from Berlin to Frankfurt when I was in the Army. My job was to make sure no one got on or off the train while traveling through East Germany.This was a temporary job which was special duty and you got paid extra for doing it.
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Thea A Silveira
Born: Mar 16, 1961
Lee Grundy & Anna Marie (Little) Barker's children: son - Alpheus "Allie" Carlisle Barker and his wife Charlotte "Lottie" Opal (Roger) Barker; daughter-in-law Adelia Temperance "Tempa" (Hamlin)Barker; daughter, Lela Belle (Barker) Lett; Daughter, Myrtle R. (Barker) Norris and husband, William Henry Norris.
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Mrytle R Barker Norris
Born: May 13, 1897
Jim Brock and I (Ron Dakin) at a reunion in St. Louis in 1998, where we struck the same poses as in the picture of us in Japan in 1956.
My friend Jim Brock and I were stationed in the Army in northern Japan in the 1950's. We were both sergeants back then. This is us in 1956.
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