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African American sailors, World War I (circa 1915)

The fellow in the middle was my paternal grandfather.
Piper · 61-69, F
That must be a treasured picture, and your grandfather sure was a handsome young man. It's great that you have memories of him, even though they were brief.

My dad was a sailor in the US Navy, also, and he joined a few years after his own father died, when he was 15.
Strong image. He looks determined, wanting to give something towards. You know what his determination met, well at least, in how it brought it upon your family and all you value.
@thewindupbirdchronicles I found it, has nothing to do with African American, of course, but I sometimes think imprints of time matter, I can't judge him, and there is nothing to judge from photograph, may I share?
@bijouxbroussard Oh, sorry. I decided after that comment to make my own post. It belonged there, anyway.
Indy74 · 46-50, F
Amazing.....wonderful photo.....very handsome!! ☺️
Tall, dark and handsome. Those eyes!
craig7 · 70-79, M
Great photo - your grandfather would have seen active service after the U.S.entered the war in 1917?
@craig7 Yes. But it ended 1918, didn’t it ?
fun4us2b · M
Amazing - a classic. Those men had it tough, I hope they did OK.

Did you get to meet him?
@fun4us2b Yes, I did. He passed away when I was five, but I still remember him well.
fun4us2b · M
@bijouxbroussard I’m so happy to know you met him.
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
Did you get to know him? It's amazing you have a photo of a family member so far back!
@HannibalAteMeOut Yes. He passed away when I was five but I was his first grandchild and I remember him reading me stories. He had a deep, booming voice. 😊
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
@bijouxbroussard aw that's sweet! Glad he survived and was there for his family!
DrWatson · 70-79, M
What a great picture!

My maternal grandfather was in the Italian army during WW1.
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
You are most fortunate to have a photo of a family member from that era.🙂🙂🐼🥢
Very good and important photo.
I have great respect for all men who served.
Amazing! Where did you get this photo?

I love old photographs
@Ghostinthemachine My father was going through some old photos today and found it. The sailor in the middle was his father.
Do you happen to know what ships he was on?
@Quoththeraven No, sorry.
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
Thank you for sharing this what a cool picture
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Oh I love these old photos 🤩
Fluffybull · F
What a great photo to have! ❤️
Spica · 31-35, F
Great photo!
vetguy1991 · 51-55, M
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