December 11, 2018:

Goofing in training, Camp Roberts, March 16, 1942.

Dress greens, no insignia, half-seated half-standing on the big rubber wheel of a lorry. It's a joke, though you wouldn't have imagined he ever joked, before seeing this.

Here he's far from the reality of combat and the Purple Heart he'd be awarded later.

The war is three months old. He's been married two and a half months. He doesn't deploy to Europe for another two years. The little daughter he abandoned is four-and-a-half.