Last weekend my wife, Laura, and I traveled to Richmond to visit my dear Uncle Charles D. Curley Jr., Major-USAR R-Retired, and have lunch. Charles is my mother's oldest brother, father of 5, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather as well. He is also a World War II veteran and fought in Europe as a 2nd Lieutenant (Rifle Platoon Leader) with the 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Indianhead Division. He landed in Normandy on D-Day +1 and fought his way through to Czechoslovakia. He has many, many stories to share of that time. To listen to him is a fascinating trip through history. And for anyone fortunate enough to know Charles, plan on setting aside some time when you engage him in those stories :)
Charles is also the author of "How a Ninety-Day Wonder Survived the War;" a book of his memoirs. Don't bother looking for it on Amazon or Borders, it's out of print, a rare find, and worth every effort to find one and read it. He may have a few left.
These photographs are my tribute to this wonderful man and I cannot think of a photo I have taken that makes me more proud.
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If you are family and are interested in a print, you can find them on my webpage by clicking here, you will be prompted for a password.