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Started by Brian from Columbus , Oct 17 2017 07:14 PM

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#1 Brian from Columbus

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:14 PM

Picked this up outside of Cincinnati over the weekend...

Looks very young

Can anyone help me find him?

I believe the reverse reads:

"Mr. Geo(rge) A. Sand

U.S.S. Brooklyn"

 

Thanks for your help!

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#2 Brian from Columbus

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:14 PM

Photographer... not that this helps...

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

Reverse...

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#4 Brian from Columbus

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

inscription...

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

https://www.findagra...r&GRid=80026669

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:25 PM

Nice studio photo, Petty Officer Third Class Gunners Mate George Sand

 

He served on the Armored Cruiser USS BROOKLYN (ACR-3)  http://www.navsource...4/acr3/acr3.htm

 

Naval History and Heritage Command  https://www.history....rooklyn-ii.html

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

Rate is clearly Gunner's Mate, but why is he wearing a lanyard?



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:09 AM

Whistle on lanyard? Found 2 scarves at gun show and "Dixie Cup" hat from WWII, sadly the whites were ruined with rust stains.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:49 AM

Rate is clearly Gunner's Mate, but why is he wearing a lanyard?

 

This style lanyard typically has a knife on the other end of it.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for the info.
That is who I suspected it might have been.
Just hard to believe he was a 13 year old war vet.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:00 AM

Name: George A. Sand Birth Date: 18 Oct 1885 Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1902 Discharge Date: 7 Nov 1906 Death Date: 18 Aug 1935 Death Place: Cincinnati, Ohio Burial Date: 21 Aug 1935 Burial Place: 3703 Vine St., Ohio, USA Cemetery: Vine Street Hill Branch of Service: Navy Spouse: Nellie Sand

 This was on Ancestry.  May be a later enlistment?

 

In 1918, he was shown as a policeman in Cincinnati.


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