This was taken when I was home on leave from ITR in March of 1970.
These are the blues I bought at San Onefre. I was a PFC but they were out of stripes so I had to endure a lot of "slick sleeve" comments. My father John Grimes, in the center, was a 3rd Armored Division Combat Veteran from WWII who fought in every campaign in the European theatre. My great Uncle Chester Schank was a WWI Veteran.
In the second photo I am standing with my grandmother Mabel Rostock one of the last Spanish American War Widows. Note the photo of my uncle Jake Rostock on the wall. My brothers John, Roy, and Sam were all in the Corps. My brother Asher was a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the "Knee