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Posted 6 years ago


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U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego California Company 39-2 Jan.1939

Note on the back mentions "Regular Navy-- All Volunteers"

Local bar owner in San Francisco I had never met until last night gave this to me.

Her bar dates back to the 40's, Economy forces bars close. Some similarities to my family's pub. sad to see such local history lost.

I can't help but notice the smiles on these men's faces.Then think of what contributions they gave.How many if even 1 are still with us today. They're stories.....
They're individual contributions as a whole on our lives today.
Love it. A keeper in my book.

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  1. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Thank you VikingFan82
    How you been?
    Good to see you.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    My grandfather joined the Navy two years after this picture but his company was out of the east coast. He has a picture very much like this hanging in his basement right now.
  3. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Thank you for stopping by. I was wondering if anyone with ties to the San Diego
    camp would see this. Thank you for your service.An honor to have this picture
    Glad you enjoy
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    I just talked to my grandfather today, I guess he was out of the Great Lakes, which I suppose would make sense, being from MN. He did other training in Florida and Virginia. He was trained as a signalmen, then they started him in underwater demolition, and then put him back in signalman training.
  5. ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Great Photo, My dad went through San Diego Boot camp in 1939 and AR8Jason was right he was aboard the USS Tern which was assigned to the Pacific Fleet that ended up being in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941.
  6. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Thank you AR8Jason
  7. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Thank you ttomtucker
  8. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Nice to meet you all.
    To learn
    To share

    Too more... Cheers!
  9. imagine imagine, 6 years ago
    Thanks DMk678, you are truly a collector!
  10. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    Thank You imagine For The Compliment You Have A Great Talent Please Keep Doing What Your Doing
    Been A Pleasure
    Cheers !!!

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