Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 07 @ 4:49am
A date which will live in infamy.

Before the theme schedule came out I had planned to do a tribute to my grandfather on this day. I have adjusted the picture to include the theme.

This picture was taken soon after Pearl Harbor. The man on the right is Lt. (JG) Howard O'Neal, my grandfather. He was in the Navy during Pearl Harbor, although he was not there when the attack happened. He served through the war, commanding a ship, and eventually left the Navy as a Lt. Cmdr. at the conclusion of the war. That is his Naval Officer's dress sword in the foreground.

The man on the left is my great-grandfather Dr. Reuben O'Neal. He was an Army surgeon in Europe during WWI and put the uniform back on to serve as the director of Selective Services during WWII.

Comments

HiImTerry says:
CLAME for alternate.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 4:51am -
MarkyMadBeard says:
I like this one better...
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 5:25am -
ForeverinGreen says:
Awesome. Nice Sword. I am a dork for WW2 stuff.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 6:12am -
seventy-seven says:
I love what you've done here...

no disrespect but I bet those great men in your family could give a crap about Whiskerino.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:24am -
Corey says:
Great shot. Great history. Perfect tribute.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:35am -
michaeljstraub says:
Incredible. Good work
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:58am -
pcain says:
awesome. I also think you picked the right picture :)
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:04am -
HiImTerry says:
@seventy-seven, I know for a fact that my grandfather would not approve!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:34am -
flainez says:
Much better than the alternate. Thanks for the story.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:39am -
ThatGuy says:
This is an outstanding tribute to two great Americans. So great.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:57am -
jnonfiction says:
Wow, you go deep.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 10:05am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
fantastic, respect to you sir :)
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:17pm -
tedford says:
you made the right choice on the photos. really great tribute here.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 2:23pm -
Zach says:
awesome stuff!
Posted: Dec 8th, 2009 - 9:20am -
Trey says:
It's awesome that you have that stuff.
Posted: Dec 8th, 2009 - 11:28am -
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