Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Family Time Capsule: Second World War

On the left, drinking a beer, is my great uncle Curtis (Curt) St. Bonnet, brother of Richard in the previous post. Born before the Great War, he led an adventurous life. From Monroe County, Pennsylvania, he "yondered" for years, first heading west on a motorcycle. He joined the Merchant Marines and travelled around the world, and during World War Two he joined the US Army and became a sergeant. I visited him with my immediate family when he lived in Mexico in the 1970s, and, with one of my sisters on a long road trip, when he lived near Portland, Oregon (Vancouver, Washington) in the 1980s. Loved hearing his stories, of which there were many, including of him working on a railroad in the 1930s, and sailing a boat from Acapulco to Hawaii in the 1960s.

No idea who the soldier on the Jeep is, or even where they are. On the bumper: PAC-SEC. X-85. Asia-Pacific Theater, or that way bound? On the back is a note: wherever they were, beer cost fifty cents a pop. 

Today's Rune: Defense.   

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I could drink a lotta beer for fifty cents a pop