My father, in the military.

Here's my father (20 years old), and my mother (16 years old), together in one picture.
Having an interest in books is a great way to meet girls...

Then into the Marines, enlisting in November, 1948. Holland had a compulsory 2 year military service requirement.

A visit back home. My father with one of his sisters, and a neice.
Can someone help with the identities?

Together with brothers and friends

They both enlisted.

Once more with that book-ish girl, and this time he's in uniform! Girls like a guy in uniform, right? Is it working?

A fearsome and dangerous looking group of recruits!

There was no time for frivolity... Nice hat, dad!

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