Three of my uncles served in the military. Two of them were in World War II, and a third did a stint as an army cook during the 50's.
The first is Uncle Bert, who was one of Mom's older brothers. Unfortunately I know nothing about what action he saw, or what troop he belonged to. All I have are a few photos of him in uniform. I do believe that he did go overseas though.
I'm not at all sure where the above photo was taken, whether it was on Canadian soil in a training camp, or if these were actual combat vehicles in Europe. Those do look like Canadian white pines behind, but they could well be abroad.
The photo below is an interesting one to me. It is of my father and Uncle Bert, who would eventually become Dad's brother-in-law. Dad and Mom had not started dating before the war, so the fact that the two of them ended up being photographed together in uniform seems a little odd. I don't think the families were friends at that point, although they did come from the same general area.
Whatever Bert's involvement in the war, he came home, relatively unscathed, but then died in a train crash several years later.
|This is Ray on the right, with a neighbour, who must have enlisted at the same time.|
Above is my third uncle, Mom's youngest brother, who joined the army after World War II. I do not know when he joined or how long he served, but he would only have been 15 at the end of the war. I assume this picture was taken in the 50's. He served as an army cook.
The Daily Quest
Who uttered the following statement:
shows the character of the owner? "
b) Charles Dickens
c) Emily Dickenson
d) Laura Ingalls Wilder
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.