This is a picture of the Unknown Soldier to me. His picture was in my fathers family photo album. I know it is circa World War I. Of course, as usual, there is nothing on the back.
This is the wedding picture of my mother Gerda Schridde and my dad Thomas Dowd before he shipped out to Europe. It was taken Feb 1943.
This is a picture of my fathers step brother William Graham. He was a paratrooper and got his ear shot off during the D Day invasion. He returned to the states and had an ear reconstruction and became a police offices for the East Pittsburgh PA Police Department. He cheated death in about one to two inches. He died of an MI at an early age. His father Peter was my grandmother Ellen O’Rourke Dowd’s second husband, he also died at an early age from an MI>