Thursday, February 19, 2015

#tbt Throw Back Thursday, 1941

Culver City Hotel, July, 1941.  My Dad, George, is in the center, back row, next to the blue dot. He does not look thrilled to be in this photo. This was the first group of men to be drafted into the Army from Los Angeles in 1941. Dad was just 22 years old. Luckily, he remained safe during World War II and rose to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army.
George's mother, my grandmother, Ethel was unusually good at cataloging photos and labeling them, along with newspaper articles about her family.
The Santa Monica Evening Outlook got a few middle initials wrong in this blurb, below, but at least we still have it! That's my Dad's handwriting under the article  Thank you Grandma Ethel for saving everything and instilling your love of history and preservation in your son...and grand daughter!

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At 5:46 AM PST, Blogger ken bloom said...

I didn't realize that Pop was drafted before Pear Harbour. That would put a sour expression on anyone's face.It's great to have some of the blank spots filled in for you. Thanks Ell!


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