Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordly Wednesday: Family Photographs - Post 71: My Marine Grandfather

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

This photograph is from loose pictures found in a box, probably from my grandfather's photo album, that I scanned during Scanfest in February:

This picture is of my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, all 67 inches and 120 pounds of him. It was taken in about 1918, probably by my grandmother around the time of their wedding in June 1918.

Lyle joined the United States Marines in 1917 during World War I, and to the best of my knowledge, he never left San Diego. After recruit training in San Diego, he was stationed at the Marine Corps station in Balboa Park in San Diego and worked in the PX there.

In another case of "I wish..." I wish that I had known that he had been in the Marines and had asked him about his training and service.

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