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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In Honor of Troy Matthews: 1945 World War II Guam Pictures

1945 WWII Guam Pictures of The Navy Sea Bees Building Projects:

I posted this last year on Veteran's Day, but wanted you to be able to see it again.  These photos are family treasures, and I would hate to see them plastered across the internet.  Do not copy them without permission.  Thank you.

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In honor of Veteran's Day and in honor of my father-in-law, the late Troy Matthews, I have scanned the following pictures to share from his time in Guam during World War II in the Navy Sea Bees. These were taken in 1945.   I sure do miss that man.
 

Remember, you can click on each picture to enlarge it for a better look.


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Troy is the one standing with his hand on the cement lever
... who knew that one day he would
start La Pine Redi Mix, Inc.?


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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Japanese Sub


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A Guam Church

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Villagers doing laundry in Asam, Guam.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Thanks, Troy, for serving to protect our country.  Thanks, too, for taking these pictures.  We sure do miss you.  So much.


Kathy


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8 comments:

Tess said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

I love this tribute to your father in law. We have pictures of the same vintage from my Dad. He was in the Phillipines during WWII. We'll be putting our flag out tomorrow!

Thank you!

Tess

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Tess,

Thank you so much for stopping by. We give our thanks to your Dad for his service and helping to keep our country safe.

Kathy

Shelly said...

Very touching but also interesting. I enjoyed but it also made me kind of sad that we have so many serving our country today and I'm not sure I understand it all. One thing I know though is that I support each and every one of our Veterans, past, current and future!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Shelly,

I know.

I'm glad you like the photos.

Kathy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hey, Bev, I got your message, thank you for signing my guestbook. I know you miss him, we all do.

BECKY said...

How wonderful to have the old photos! And look how young your father-in-law was in that first picture! Oh my...such a young boy! I'm so glad he was one of the ones that came back home. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Becky ...

Troy was so young; it looks like he was 17 or 18? Such a responsibility at such a young age.

Thank you, Becky.

Kathy

KathyB. said...

Very interesting pictures, beginning with the picture of your handsome FIL, and all the pictures of Guam itself. I find this especially interesting because our beloved son-in-law was born in Guam, and we have heard from his family stories bits and pieces of life in occupied ( by the Japanese )Guam. We of course are very grateful for the sacrifice our military made to liberate and protect Guam because we benefited directly by the wonderful son-in-law we have been given, and the amazing 4 grandchildren he and our daughter have given us.Thank-you for this post.

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