Your WW2 era American sailor next door

American Sailor Headshot. Private Collection.

American Sailor Headshot. Private Collection.

On a 2.5″ x 3.5″ headshot. He’d just graduated from basics by the ribbon on his chest. He has a serious expression, looking tough as if to prove his worth to his brothers and family. What bugs me is how his picture got to me. It hasn’t been more than what…seventy years since it was taken? I must be getting old since I think it wasn’t that long ago.

But my point is it already got lost from his family members, and that’s a shame. And then it makes you wonder, did he survive at all?

Thank you for your service, sailor. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 


One response to “Your WW2 era American sailor next door

  • Gordon M Barron

    Dont think this is out of basic training (boot camp) Looks like a seaman aviation electronics mate. If anything this was taken after “A” school. Still a good pic. Finally I believe its after WWii

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