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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

2nd LT. C. E. Keefe

2nd LT. C. E. Keefe

Grandfather in WWI, 3rd from left. View full size

Grandfather was cute!

Grandpa was a very nice looking young man, although he looks so young I would have taken him to be a private, were it not for the bar on his shoulder! The young man sitting next to him isn't too bad, either! In fact, I nominate this picture for the Handsome Rakes gallery!

 
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