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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE U.S. ARMY: THEN - NOW - FOREVER

Easter Morning

Easter Morning

My Brother and me discovering our Easter baskets, early 1960s. I was a bit excited there. View full size.

Bugeye Sprite: 1965

Bugeye Sprite: 1965

Dad and me in another one of his cool cars, 1965ish. He would buy one and fix what was wrong; some kept breaking a lot, but he enjoyed working on stuff. View full size.

Kids in the Porsche

Kids in the Porsche

Hanging out in Dad's Porsche, pretending we're going somewhere. That was his car to drive everyday to work, to the store, everywhere, even in the snow. I think Mom got a Plymouth Valiant or something like that. Probably around 1965-6 in Ohio. View full size.

Those 70s Kids

Those 70s Kids

My siblings, about 1975. Picture taken in our front yard in Ohio. View full size.

Dad and the Honda

Dad and the Honda

It must have been cold, he's all bundled up. I think that bike was a 71 Honda CL175 Scrambler. Around 1973 or 74 in Akron, Ohio. View full size.

The Bambino at Comiskey Park

The Bambino at Comiskey Park

When Babe Ruth came to town, the children followed. After my parents passed away, this photo was found among the personal items they left behind. My father Pete Miksich (to the right just above the Pirates kid) played baseball for the East Chicago Kiwanis Club. Born in 1911, he looks to be about 12 or 13. This photo probably dates to the early to mid 1920's. George Herman Ruth loved children. Being an orphan, He took every opportunity to be with them. This photo may have come from a newsletter put out by the Grasselli Chemical Co. (Later E.I. Dupont), which had a chemical plant in East Chicago, Indiana. My dad worked there till his retirement.

Co.1 SC Cuba: 1908

Co.1 SC Cuba: 1908

Taken in December 1908. My wife's great-great-uncle was deployed there. View full size.

 
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