Photos of Uncle Bob
A great photo of the Lauritsen family sometime in the early 1930s. A young and mischievous looking Bob sits smirking in the front row. Behind him, left to right, are his father, Milton, his brother, Milton, his mother, Edith and his sister, Marion, who is my grandmother. Marion and Milton were twins, although you would never guess that.
This is Bob's boot camp platoon photo from 1943. It's too bad they took the photo in direct sunlight as it's rather hard to see much detail in these guys' faces. Bob is standing in the back row, fifth in from the right... the one with a nasty scowl on his face.
This photo is of Bob and his band on some island in the Pacific. I wish I knew which island it was. It could be Hawaii, Eniwetok or Japan - probably not Iwo Jima. Bob is standing in the middle of the back row holding the saxaphone. I guess this photo earned Bob the nickname of "The Look." I wish I knew more about that mysterious title...
This is another photo of Bob back home in Omaha after the war.