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Old 05-04-2019, 01:23 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by 8gv View Post
As I look at them I realize that they were taken only seven years after the end of WWII.

That means that many of the men you encountered on this trip had fought overseas.

Many of the women had supported the war effort here and abroad.

It humbles me to consider what these every day folks did to ensure our freedom!
Oh yes 8gv, good points.

My Dad was drafted into the Military during WW2, however at that time Mom and Dad had 7 children and the Government didn't want to put Dad on the front line in battle, so with Dad's education and skills they offered to send him to Caracas Venezuela, South America to engineer on the Pan American Highway project. Can I take my family with, Dad asked, and they said absolutely, and we will set you up in a private home.
So off we went to live in Venezuela for 2 1/2 years, and most of us learned to speak Spanish as well...

Pic#1 me @ two and a half years old, on clean up duty, in Caracas
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