American History, My Genealogy, Photo

Pap: Taken March 24, 1946, Age 18

Thomas Alexander Piotrowski, Sr._3-24-1946
Thomas Alexander Piotrowski, Sr. (born November 16, 1927)

My maternal grandfather’s honorable discharge papers from the Army of the United States mention “3 days lost under AW 107.” The reason for this was that he slipped home for a weekend from his basic training at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in order to visit the girl he was dating: my grandmother. His friend forgot to sign him back in.

This picture was taken on March 24, 1946, during “Tommy’s first weekend home,” as noted by my grandmother in her photo album.

I previously wrote about my pap in a Veteran’s Day post (now updated).


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