Here is a photograph from my grandfather's photo album in the Seaver/Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:
This photograph is of my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), taken in 1918 when he was serving on active duty in the United States Marines in San Diego (he enlisted in the Reserves). He is all of 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 125 pounds, but he was a Marine! Lyle married Emily Auble on 19 June 1918 in San Diego.
The family story is that he joined the Marines and served his time in charge of the P X in Balboa Park in San Diego, where there was a Marine encampment.
A Wikipedia article for Balboa Park in San Diego says:
I never saw my grandfather wear his Marine uniform, and I don't know what happened to it. I'm sure that he would have fit in it all of his life. He was the most peaceful man that I've ever known.
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