SCModerator Posted 26 October , 2013 Share Posted 26 October , 2013 Hello folks: The attached photo of my grandfather just surfaced from a cousin and I'm wondering if any of you can add to what I've been able to figure out. My grandfather is seated at the right in the photo and has a stripe on his left sleeve I can't identify. Company? Award insignia? It also appears to me that all the guys in this picture are sergeants - my grandfather, the other man seated and the man standing have stripes - so I'm wondering if they're a particular company's or unit's sergeants all photographed together. The other thing about this photo that baffles me is the fresh faces. Family lore is that my grandfather earned sergeant's stripes in France, not before, as this photo seems to indicate. He's about 23 in the photo. I would suspect that war veterans would have a little more worn look on their faces or wouldn't have stopped and posed for this kind of photo at all. And do you know why some of the guys have tags on their covers and some do not? No date on the photo or photographer's mark so that doesn't help. (My grandfather's war record/history burned in that records fire you all know about.) And does anyone have any idea what the seated guy on the left is holding? I thought perhaps it was a book, but if it is, he's sure bending it hard. Thanks for any replies I might get. I figured certainly one of you would know. - Gregg . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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