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Photograph Showcase: Semper Paratus

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Frank & Frank Duval, November 1954

Frank & Frank Duval, November 1954

This is my great grandfather and his son Frank who joined the Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard motto is ‘Semper Paratus‘, meaning Always Ready.  I should interview Uncle Frank and find out about his time in the Coast Guard.  I wonder how long he served, where he served, if he enjoyed it, and what cool/scary/funny stories he could tell me.  I have an interview brewing in my head right now all because of this photo!

Author: thegenealogygirl

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7 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Semper Paratus

  1. Oh do it! The Coast Guard needs more plus I’d love reading about it.

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  2. The photo is wonderful. Your great grandfather and his son look so similar to each other, and their facial expressions are wonderful–pride on your great grandfathers face, and a bit of apprehension on his son’s face.

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  3. Don’t wait. Do it. How I wish I could interview my now deceased family members about not only their military service, but their lives.

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