Like Father, Like Son

At some point in college, I discovered these two photos. I was tickled by their similarities: both of them sitting in offices looking directly at the camera with their dark hair, high foreheads, and young faces. I had copies made, framed them together, and displayed it on my dresser. It also shows a glimpse at the legacy of service and patriotism that runs through my family.


Dad was in Jr. ROTC in high school, ROTC in college, and then started his Army career after graduating college. He was stationed all over the world and served close to 30 years.

Henry enlisted in the Army Air Corp in the fall of 1940, serving with the anti-submarine division on the eastern U.S. seaboard and then in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he took a few months, but reenlisted in the fall of 1945. In 1947, the Army Air Corps became the U.S. Air Force. Henry made the transition to the Air Force and continued his service until 1970.

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