Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo-Finish Friday -- Basic Training Gradution

This is my Army basic training graduation from eighteen years ago. That's my dad in the red flannel shirt watching and my mom in the long jacket. I'm directly in front of my dad with the private first class on my shoulder. My parents were so proud of this moment and it brings tears to my eyes looking at this old photo.

Leah J. Utas is the force behind Photo-Finish Friday.

11 comments:

Jay said...

Holy Mackerel! That was a long time ago wasn't it? I told my folks to stay away from Alabama lol. I've got my platoon's photo floating around somewhere.

Andy Phil said...

I appreciate you for keeping record of such older photo. It’s seems really great. Feeling glad by finding your blog!! Thanks

David Cranmer said...

Jay, My sister found this undeveloped roll of film that had been sitting in her closet for the eighteen years! I'll send you the others and I gotta say I look uncomfortable in most of the shots. But I'm glad to have them now.

Thanks for stopping by, Andy.

Charles Gramlich said...

It's so amazing to see such pictures, to see people at particular points in their lives, after those lives have changed. Thanks for sharing, man.

Oscar said...

I bet that brought back a flood of memories!

Reb said...

What a great photo and to have found it after all these years! Your daughter will appreciate looking at it when she is older.

pattinase (abbott) said...

So glad you had them there for the big dayQ

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Hey man, I didn't know you'd been in the military. Nice memories.

Sarah Laurence said...

Very sharp!

Linda Puchosic-Summers said...

Thanks for your service...Nice to see old pics :)

David Cranmer said...

Thanks for all the kind words, friends. Sorry it took me so long to respond to this post.