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Pictures of My Grandfather and POSSIBLY him in the field. What say you?

Discussion in 'What Granddad did in the War' started by NathanJ, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Excellent. I was pretty much on the fence (maybe 60/40 in favor) until I saw this. Flipping the image makes a big difference. I'm about 85/15 in favor of it being him. He looks thinner in the posed photo, though. Most likely due to the illness mentioned.
     
  2. NathanJ

    NathanJ Member

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    Oddly enough in his medical records he came into service (drafted) two months to the day before Pearl Harbor (7 Oct 41) and was around 120 lbs. Midway thru the war he is listed at 151 lbs and at separation of service he was 127 lbs
     
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    He probably did because he considered himself to be in the 5th ID and not the 103rd. I'll bet you it was his form of protest.

    If you are going to make it a jacket depicting him before the 103rd, he will need the Red Diamond on the sleeve.


    I not sure that is a PUC. I'll have to look at later, as I have to carry my daughter somewhere.
     
  5. NathanJ

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    When I removed the 103rd patch the Red Diamond was still there...
     
  6. NathanJ

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    and now I find another in the series of pictures on ebay

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  7. Artem

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    to me the lower lips seem to different in shape. It could be him, but it could be anybody. If I were realistic about the situation at hand, I wouldn't put too much faith in the photo.

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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Looks like he didn't want to give it up. I don't blame him.
     
  9. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Maybe his way of saying, "You can make me wear the 103rd patch, but underneath I'm still 5th ID." I like that! :D
     
  10. NathanJ

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    I finally found that picture a couple of years before his death with that same expression on his face and thought I would share it with you.

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    and one more of him before action holding his M1

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    I'm no expert, but very very similar.
     
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    Very similar but he has a small bump on his nose that the other man does not have.
     
  13. luketdrifter

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    One picture is also crisp (for the day) and the other blurry. You can look at dimension and round about structure and it's very possible.
     
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    Awesome man!
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    I'm no expert either but the mouth and contour of the face look very similar to me. I think there's a good chance it could be him.
     

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