July 4th is often a time of family and family reunions.
My brother, Mark, and his wife, Leigh, just visited us. Leigh gave me a bunch of photos she had scanned into her laptop. Above, second from right is my grandmother, Dorothy Roeder Jenkins. Not sure about anyone else in this pic, but it has a summer feeling.
Correction: S(taff?)/Sargent William A.P. Jenkins was my Father’s cousin. According to Dad’s memoirs he was called Phil (for Phillip) and served in the Marines in the above story. After his discharge he re-enlisted and made the Air Force his career. I would guess the A initial might stand for Alexander.
I think of the Jenkins family more like this pic of Granpap (my Great Grandfather) probably with one of his sons.
My father’s oldest brother, David, served in WWII.
I think both of my uncles served in the military.