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(KVUE Austin)   A woman cleaning out her desk at Goodnight Middle School found a photo of a World War II soldier. Since then she has passed the photo around to veterans groups, trying to find out who the man is so they can return it to its rightful owner   (kvue.com ) divider line
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2014-04-21 07:21:19 PM  
3 votes:
Have we reached peak soldier worship yet.

/go ahead and let me have it
//dad was a ww2 vet
/// he'd have said, 'She found a fifty something year old picture with no name on it and she's doing what now? Why would you do that.'
2014-04-21 06:36:07 PM  
2 votes:
Goodnight?

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2014-04-22 12:40:24 AM  
1 vote:
It would have been smarter to look into who had used that desk in the past instead of asking random veterans.
2014-04-21 07:41:46 PM  
1 vote:

freetomato: Good uplifting story. I'm always a little sad when I see family photos in antique stores. I found a 1920 Manual for Courts Martial in an antique store in Montgomery AL. I was able to ascertain that the guy whose name was written on the book in several places, Early EW Duncan, went on to be Commander of the Iceland Command during WWII (and I have to wonder who he ticked off to get that duty). I did some cursory research with the intent of finding his family, and didn't have much luck. I suppose I could try harder.


I have been doing genealogy for about 15 years. I was lucky enough to find photos of my great great grandparents on findagrave. I contacted the man who posted them to see if he had any more. He told me he and his wife buy old photos if they have info on them and try to find the families they belong to. He was kind enough to send the originals to me and I have since started doing the same thing. To anyone doing family research these are priceless. I'm really cynical about a lot of things, but stories like this make me smile.
2014-04-21 06:51:51 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: Who is this mystery WWII soldier?


Major Perv.
2014-04-21 06:49:51 PM  
1 vote:
My grandfather served in the military (Navy) for over 40 years - he was one of the first E9's (Master Chief Petty Officer)

He was also a photographer, and I have a crate full of old slides from the 1940's and 1950's of his, including his logbook from serving on the USS Pennsylvania which is full of photos of his shipmates.

I've always wondered if there was some sort of national organization that collects or helps distribute these sorts of images to family descendants. I know that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of photos of servicemen that their descendants have never seen.

I know I'd love to see old photos of my ancestors if someone else had them..

Anyone have any suggestions? I

hundreds and hundreds of old slides of just post-WWII Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, San Fran, Hawaii, etc....Ive only started to scan some in.

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2014-04-21 06:49:16 PM  
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Good uplifting story. I'm always a little sad when I see family photos in antique stores. I found a 1920 Manual for Courts Martial in an antique store in Montgomery AL. I was able to ascertain that the guy whose name was written on the book in several places, Early EW Duncan, went on to be Commander of the Iceland Command during WWII (and I have to wonder who he ticked off to get that duty). I did some cursory research with the intent of finding his family, and didn't have much luck. I suppose I could try harder.
 
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