This is a photo of my dad after he was drafted into the Army in 1943 during World War II. He was sent to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, for basic training before shipping out to the war in Europe. He still looks wet behind the ears in this photo.
I wrote about his war experiences in a previous post, A Wounded WWII Vet: Pfc. Albert S.Pendleton, Jr. (1925-2006).
I can't get over how young he looks. Well, he was young. He was 18.