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Pap: Taken May 1946, Grammie’s Back Porch

This photograph was taken at my grandmother's home on 26th Street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  I assume my pap was home on leave after completing his basic training before heading to Fort George G. Meade in Maryland for cook school.

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Pap: Taken April 1946 at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Here's a final picture of my pap at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where he completed his basic training after being drafted into the Army of the United States in February 1946. Looking closely at the side, it looks like someone named this tank "Martha Frances." Another cute comment from Grammie appears on the back of this… Continue reading Pap: Taken April 1946 at Aberdeen Proving Ground

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Pap: Taken 1946 at Aberdeen Proving Ground

My pap believes this photograph was taken at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. 

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Pap: Taken April 1946 at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia

It's a little blurry, but here is a shot of an unidentified serviceman at the camp near Bowling Green, Virginia where my pap completed his bivouac training.  I did a quick MapQuest search and Fort A.P. Hill is about three hours from where my pap completed his basic training at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

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Pap: Taken April 1946 at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia

Taken sometime in April 1946 at Fort A.P. Hill near Bowling Green, Virginia, this photograph shows my pap and fellow serviceman on a "bivouac" or camping excursion at the end of their basic training. "Boy! Do I like white." - Grammie's caption

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Pap: Taken April 1946 at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Another shot of my 18-year old grandfather in uniform during his basic training in Maryland.

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Pap: Taken April 16, 1946 at Aberdeen Proving Ground

 A wide shot taken at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the army’s oldest active proving ground, or weapons testing area.