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The Three Amigos: 1948

The Three Amigos: 1948

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Philip Schley" and "Musketeers" is all it says here. Hide your women and lock up the silver! 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

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Musketeers In Peace And War

"Musketeers" was the name of the local Fort Benning basketball team and Columbus also had The Musketeer Club, a prominent social club. Philip’s father, Frank, was president of the Musketeer Club in the mid-1940s.

In December of 1941, a large advertisement in the Columbus newspaper sought recruits for "The Three Musketeers" of the Army Air Corps: bombardiers, navigators, and pilots. Both the icon of the Musketeer and the Schley family are prominent in Columbus, Georgia, history.

Medical research?

I hope that's not the future Dr. Schley on the right with the pack of ciggies outlined on his shirt pocket.

That's Doctor Schley to you

Doctor, Eagle Scout, Urologist, Member of the School Board, Philip Schley seems to be a rather busy guy.

There's quite a lot of information about him on the Web.

A short Biography here about halfway down.

Sadly his son seems to have passed away a few years back.

About 10 years later

Philip would become a doctor and have a son, Philip Thomas Schley Jr., who died in 2010.

Apparently he outlived his son:

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