Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

[“KP Duty at Fort Dix.” Photograph by George Strock. January 1942. From the Life Photo Archive. Click for a larger view.]

I found this photograph by chance and found it moving — one small moment of daily routine in a dark time. I’m unable to find a Life article that developed from George Strock’s photographs of this unnamed soldier.

comments: 3

Elaine said...

Hmm. He's in jeans, and he's brushing his teeth. KP? He'd be in fatigues and scrubbing something.

Fresca said...

The older I get, the more I see what children most soldiers are:
ten years before this photo was taken, this soldier was... what. Eight?

Michael Leddy said...

@Elaine: The photos cover a day in the life. They all have this same title.

@Fresca: Our town has a World War monument with figures (a soldier, a sailor) who look like they might be in their early teens.