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After 10 Miles by Skoshi8 After 10 Miles by Skoshi8
My father, Robert H. Traina (1914-1968), U.S. Army. Photo taken in 1941, probably at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was drafted in April of that year. Later he entered officer candidate school and served in the Coast Artillery Corps in Hawaii.
He is carrying a Springfield rifle and looks to be wearing a cavalryman's lace-up riding breeches. Part of his kit would be the WWI British-style helmet and a large shoulder bag for his gas mask.
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oldsoldier2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Coastal Artillery in Hawaii...now that is a real cushy posting. ;)
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
His executive officer once told me that the location near Pearl Harbor on Oahu where their antiaircraft battery was located was in a particularly arid part of the island and the dust storms there were as bad as the ones that he had experienced during his boyhood in Kansas.
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oldsoldier2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Still, dust storms on Oahu...or the jungles of Guadalcanal?
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Touche!
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo, thanks for serving.

Happy Veteran's Day.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, but I never was in the armed forces. Could have entered the ROTC program during the Viet Nam conflict but my eyesight wasn't good.
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome... comment was in your dad's memory. :)
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