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!