Monday, May 30, 2011

Smiling Sailor

Smiling Sailor by CaptPiper
Smiling Sailor, a photo by CaptPiper on Flickr.

Memorial Day:
My father Wes Nielsen served in Corpus Christi, Texas, during WWII. He was working on a special top secret project that kept him stateside for most of the war. (He never told us what it was, even years later) As the project came to an end, he was scheduled to be sent to fight overseas. A week before he shipped out, my sister was born. Because he was the only son of a widowed mother, married, and now a father, this gave him enough "points" to keep him stateside.
This is one of the few photos I have of him smiling with his teeth showing.

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