Monday, November 9, 2009

Photo Number Nineteen



This week we will celebrate Veterans Day.  I have four old photographs of Veterans to share this week.  This is a photograph of a soldier during  World War I or what was called "The Great War."   We lost 77,000 soldiers when the United States declared war against Germany on April 06, 1917  until it ended on November 11, 1918..which used to be called Armistice Day.   The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
This soldier was a Corporal ( two stripes on his left lower arm)  in the United States Army.  On his right neckline is a button with US and on his left is a button with a T ( Ammunition and Supply Trains).  The photo was taken in 1917 or 1918.  It looks like a post card that has only lines on it.
Since he is an unknown soldier..known to someone..but not to us at this time..I got to thinking about how the first Unknown Soldier was chosen.. interesting..
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1 comment:

  1. We owe a great deal of gratitude to all our soldiers past and present. This soldier's uniform looks like it is made of wool. I imagine it was uncomfortable. It looks constricting also.
    It is sad to think that any soldier would be unknown in death. It's good that we pay tribute so they are not forgotten.

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