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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

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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