For the third week of the, “War and Peace,” theme, we have a photo of a friend of my mother’s family, Robert James Zupon. He was born 20 March 1928 in PA and passed away on 2 December 2009 also in PA. My mom remembers the name though we had a bit of a time figuring out who the face belonged to! Once we finally got a name, the pieces fell into place. I didn’t find out much about his military career other than a Veterans Burial Card that noted he was in the Army during the Korean War, but here we have a photo of him in his uniform with a big smile on his face. Even though he’s not related by blood, he was enough a part of the lives of my ancestors that they saved a photo of him.
I like his cap at that just-a-bit jaunty angle. He seems like he was a nice person to know.