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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

A Hard Right: 1919

A Hard Right: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Scenes at Walter Reed Hospital." He'll knock your block off. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Soldier's Plea

Don't hit me where the sutures are.

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On the left in puttees and weighing in at 150 pounds with an artificial arm ... and on the right in leggings and weighing in at 165 pounds ...

Fast forward to 2013: among the members of my VFW post are Iraq and Afghanistan vets with advanced prosthetic limbs, including one man, a double leg amputee, who has become a true Iron man with remarkable physical strength.

 
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