July 26, 2014

MacArthur Left But Volckmann Remained

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Almost everyone from my generation (baby boomers) knows the quote by General Douglas MacArthur wherein he says, “We Shall Return” in reference to when he was ordered to leave the Philippines in 1942 to command allied forces in the Southwest […]

Photo of the Day at Are You In My Photo

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I  had a nice surprise when I visited Are You In My Photo’s site tonight. One of the photos I posted yesterday was chosen for photo of the day. I added this particular photo of my dad’s Carrier Aircraft Service […]

CASU7 detachment at Quillayute NAS 1944

CASU7 detachment Originally uploaded by webduckie Today I was able to pinpoint the location of where this photo was taken using my dad’s Service Memories book. My mom must be commended too for adding all the documentation to the book. […]

Dad’s WWII Love Letter To Mom

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Eighty-nine years ago today my dad was born in West Plains, Missouri to parents Will and Minnie Smith Yates.  Although Dad passed away in 1996, his life lives on through letter and photos from his past. This letter was written […]

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