vintage lovin' son in his WWII USN uniform makes local news

Discussion in 'WWII' started by chanteuseCarey, May 26, 2009.

  1. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

    Northern California
    I didn't get a picture taken yesterday, but the SF Chronicle newspaper did! Here is our almost 13yo son Daniel as he participated with his fellow BAWMHRS (Bay Area Womens' and Mens' Historical Representation Society) on Memorial Day during the ceremonies at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio in San Francisco.

    Daniel is wearing his vintage WWII US Navy shirt with the ruptured duck patch and Petty Officer third class Gunner's Mate insignia, vintage black pants, with a new surplus store white navy cap and white gloves. The sleeves on the Navy shirt are super long, so I folded them up double under the cuff and hand stitched them.

    I and my husband are so proud of Daniel! This was Daniel's and my husband's first in-uniform BAWMHRS "event". All the uniformed BAWMHRS (gents and ladies) stood in front of the podium for almost two hours yesterday during the entire ceremony.


    Here is the link to the article in the SF Chronicle, there is a video link to the local news story. Two other BAWMHRS (one in Spanish American War uniform, the other in WWI uniform) are seen in the clip.

    As the ceremony was honoring the 91st Division, the 363rd Infantry Regiment from WWI, many of the BAWMHRS chose to wear their authentic WWI uniforms, such as Jeffrey seen standing next to Daniel. My husband wore his authentic US Army Air Corp Captain's uniform
  2. FinalVestige79

    FinalVestige79 Practically Family

    Hi-Desert, in the dirt...
    Whoa a living history family....this is awesome! Your son looks GREAT Carey!! If you have the time, your family should try to come down to Marching Through History, its a ways down from San Jose, but its a great event, its the largest living time line this side of the Mississippi! There will be tanks, there hopefully from my own unit, Roman Soldiers, IRA, Philippine Scouts, you name it!
  3. parachutage

    parachutage New in Town

    Houston, Texas USA
    Great pics ... and its wonderful to see everyone in the family involved in historical preservation.

    Great job.
  4. Hillocks

    Hillocks New in Town

    That's indeed a great picture!
    I can imagine how proud you are ;)

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