I said it before, I’ll make a few timeline exceptions for family and when the pictures are worth sharing. Yet these are still vintage and Sam was brave. Samuel Parker isn’t blood related but he was a medic in my husband’s regiment, and as such he is my husband’s brother.
I told him I collect vintage pictures of gents and have this blog I then showed him. He smiled and said “I wasn’t too bad once upon a time. I have pictures if you want.” Of course I didn’t refuse the offer. He gave me copies of pictures from the Vietnam war in 1968 and these are great. Sam was 17 when he enlisted so he was 18 on the pictures.
I warned him: “Heh, you know I’m going to scan these and put them on my blog!” I was only half joking but he replied, “Put me on it then!” to which my husband had a chuckle, turned to me and said “Oh, here we go!”
I told Sam he’s off my timeline by eight years but “yes I will! Just know you’ll get into wordpress and tumblr jungle this time!” He got giddy!
Sam has a passion for horses. After the war he dedicated the next decades of his life to them.