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Photograph of a picture of an unidentified young man in a WWII-era U.S. Army uniform holding a rifle upright. There are trees and a military building visible in the background.

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Photo of a photograph of an unidentified soldier standing outside a fenced area. Vintage vehicles are visible behind him.

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Photo of a photograph of an unidentified Army soldier in combat fatigues and holding his rifle. The picture was taken outside and military styled barracks are behind him.

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Portrait of two brothers: Carl Eugene Linaweaver on the left, and Robert L. Linaweaver on the right. Carl was in the Navy while Robert was a paratrooper in the Airborne division of the Army.

Their parents were Laurence and Essie (Brill)…

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Portrait of an unidentified Army soldier in his World War II uniform. He is sitting on a chair and smiling at the camera.

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Portrait of Stanley Lockwood Sine as a young Corporal wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

Stanley was born in Woodstock, the son of Mathew Stanley Quay (1894-1974) and Mary Rebecca (Burnshire) (1893-1990) Sine. His father was a truck driver.…

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Portrait of Lt. Edward Gearing in his U.S. Army uniform. He served in the 29th Infantry Division of the Virginia National Guard until the unit was called up to serve during WWII, where he served with distinction.

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Portrait of Carl Eugene Linaweaver (1926 - 1968) wearing his U.S. Navy uniform. Carl was born in Woodstock, the son of Lawrence and Essie (Brill) Linaweaver. He had a brother, Robert L., and a sister, Louise.

When he registered for the WWII draft,…

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Portrait of Stanley Tobias Clem (1927-2009) wearing his Civil Air Patrol uniform. The markings on his shoulder indicate he was a cadet in this photo.

Stanley was one of at least ten children born to Tobias Samuel (1887-1957) and Maggie Catherine…

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Photo of a photograph of the grave of Private Harold P. Ralph, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Ralph was killed in action in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He received a purple heart for his heroic efforts.

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Unidentified woman seated on a studio bench with an unidentified man, probably her husband, standing behind her in a U.S. Army uniform that indicates he was a paratrooper.

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Photograph of Carl Gilbert Baker of Strasburg in his Army uniform ca. 1942.

Carl was born in Fishers Hill Virginia on October 27 1920 and graduated from Strasburg High School. He served in the US Army during World War Two.

His parents were…

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Earl grew up in Woodstock and lived with his grandmother, Lizzie Dyer, and his mother, Mary Dyer (1908-1947), for several years on W. Spring Street. His father was Frank Brock.

Earl was 18 years old when he registered for the WWII draft. At the…

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Photo of a photograph of Grover Allen Orndorff in his U.S. Army uniform.

Grover was from Zepp, Virginia, and the youngest of 11 children. His parents were Rhesa A. (1866-1949) and Emma S. (Hill) (1871-1953) Orndorff. His father farmed.

Grover…

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Portrait of Lionel Clyde "Buddy" Mitchell wearing his MMA school uniform. The patch on his shoulder indicates he served in the Army ROTC.

Buddy spent most of his life in the military as his obituary in the Northern Virginia Daily (December 16,…

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Photo of a photograph of Alva M. Fravel wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

Alva was born in Edinburg to Jacob Marvin (1895-1954) and Katherine (Clark) (1897-1983) Fravel. As a baby, he lived with his parents on his paternal grandparents’ farm on…

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John A. Plauger wearing his U.S. Navy uniform. John married Gertrude Clem.

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Two unidentified soldiers standing outside of a home. The man on the right is a Corporal and has his arm on the shoulder of the man on the left.

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Photo of a photograph of an unidentified man wearing the military uniform of the U.S. Army Air Force.

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Photo of a photograph of William Otto Seal, son of Virgil D. and Bernice (George) Seal. William Seal was wounded at Normandy during WWII.

Bill served in the US Army during World War Two and was shot in the knee. His leg was amputated while in…

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Portrait of William "Billy" Otto Seal in his U.S. Army uniform. He was the son of Virgil D. and Bernice (George) Seal. Billy was wounded at Normandy in WWII.

Bill served in the US Army during World War Two and was shot in the knee. His leg was…

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The name, "Jas. George" appears on the glass plate of this image of a man in a U.S. Army uniform.

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Photograph of Denzil Hite Kline as a young man wearing his U.S. Navy uniform.

Denzil was the son of Russell Hite (1887-1946) and Martha Jane (Helms) (1895-1973) Kline. He grew up in rural Strasburg and his father was a miller. Denzil served in…

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Photo of a photograph of Odell Grandstaff wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

Odell was born November 2, 1925 in Columbia Furnace. He served in the US Army's 99th Infantry Division during the Second World War and was Killed in Action on December 13,…

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Photograph of an unidentified young man wearing a U.S. Navy uniform and sitting in a restaurant's booth with an unidentified older couple, probably his parents.
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