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Dad at Work: c. 1950s

Dad at Work: c. 1950s

My Father, Major Lester R. Moffatt at work. The photo was taken sometime in the early 50s. Sometime between '52 and '54. I am not sure where APO 201 was located at the time. Possibly Germany or Japan. He passed away in 1954. I did some clean up and repair to the original photo. View full size.

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1st Cavalry Division

Between 52 and 54 the 1st Cavalry Division was in Japan.

He wears a CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) so he likely has been to Korea. The 1st Cav was in Korea from 1950 to January 1952 (Wiki). (The CIB could also be from WW2.)

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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