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mcvet57103
01-06-09, 11:53 AM
I scanned my Dad's old 1954 Boot Camp Platoon picture, enlarged it and am trying to figure out which one is him. This guy looks close to my 1975 Boot Camp photo. Pictures a little rough, but we were approx. the same age, and the resemblance is really close. I converted my picture to B&W to make the comparison clearer. Any serious Comments?
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NoRemorse
01-06-09, 11:57 AM
Not certain with the lighting but you seem to have the same chin. If anything he looks like he'd be your younger brother. I could try to enhance the image when I get home if you'd like.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 12:01 PM
Not certain with the lighting but you seem to have the same chin. If anything he looks like he'd be your younger brother. I could try to enhance the image when I get home if you'd like.I scanned it at 600 dpi but it is so old and cracked I couldn't enhance it any further. I compared all the faces and this one is the only one that caught my attention. I think the eyes and ears are a close match also. All my life my family has said at every age that I am the mirror image of Dad.

NoRemorse
01-06-09, 12:03 PM
I scanned it at 600 dpi but it is so old and cracked I couldn't enhance it any further. I compared all the faces and this one is the only one that caught my attention. I think the eyes and ears are a close match also. All my life my family has said at every age that I am the mirror image of Dad.

The jaw line is what really stands out for me. I'll try to enhance it when I get home.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 12:05 PM
The jaw line is what really stands out for me. I'll try to enhance it when I get home.Great! Thanks.

Maldonado 2060
01-06-09, 12:09 PM
I can see the jaw line and the eyes look like they have the same slanting's on the top of the eyes. The 1954 picture does look like a younger version or a close sibling

Marine84
01-06-09, 12:11 PM
Looks like YOU to me - I think you got the right one. Is there nobody still alive that could tell you for sure?

yellowwing
01-06-09, 12:15 PM
Is this a Whose Your Daddy Quest? :D

That's got to be him:
http://www.ywg-web.com/images/compare.jpg
Look at his ear, that's it.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 12:19 PM
Is this a Whose Your Daddy Quest? :D

That's got to be him:
http://www.ywg-web.com/images/compare.jpg
Look at his ear, that's it.Naw, Dad passed away 9 years ago and Mom last July. I aquired this picture from her personal effects. Hadn't seen it in all my 51 years. Don't know why Dad never shared it with me. Got the full picture posted in my profile pictures.

SGT7477
01-06-09, 12:19 PM
Looks like a chip off the old block.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 12:22 PM
Looks like YOU to me - I think you got the right one. Is there nobody still alive that could tell you for sure?Nope there all gone now.

Artemis
01-06-09, 12:41 PM
Looks like a match to me. Even down to the shape of the mouths.

NoRemorse
01-06-09, 12:43 PM
I see the beginning of a smirk in your boot camp pic; looks like salt to me!

In your dad's boot camp pic, which row/column is he? I'm gonna blow that full pic up and remove the damage.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 12:45 PM
I see the beginning of a smirk in your boot camp pic; looks like salt to me!

In your dad's boot camp pic, which row/column is he? I'm gonna blow that full pic up and remove the damage.He's setting directly to the left of the Drill Instructors.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 03:30 PM
This guy is top row, just to the left of the tall guy in the middle.


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Now that face definately looks like Pa.

NoRemorse
01-06-09, 03:32 PM
I see I'm gonna have some work to do.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 03:35 PM
I see I'm gonna have some work to do.Dad was tall. That's what leads me to think he would have to be in the upper rows. I have some after Boot Camp pictures on my profile page, and this picture seems to resemble those.

NoRemorse
01-06-09, 03:40 PM
The second picture definetely looks more like your pa as compared to other pics of him on your profile.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 03:42 PM
The second picture definetely looks more like your pa as compared to other pics of him on your profile.I just went back and did some more comparison. I'm like 85% sure the second guy is him.

Gunner 0313
01-06-09, 03:55 PM
:flag: I put my money on the second pic McVet. No doubt in my mind after looking at the pics in your album.

mcvet57103
01-06-09, 03:58 PM
:flag: I put my money on the second pic McVet. No doubt in my mind after looking at the pics in your album.Thanks Guys. You know I really miss the old Jarhead.

NoRemorse
01-07-09, 08:40 AM
Thanks Guys. You know I really miss the old Jarhead.

I'll figure out a way to email that pic to you after I clean it up. That won't happen until later on today when I'm back at home.

Semper Fi :usmc:

mcvet57103
01-07-09, 11:23 AM
I'll figure out a way to email that pic to you after I clean it up. That won't happen until later on today when I'm back at home.

Semper Fi :usmc:I was able to fix a lot of the yellowing, but the cracks and scratches remained.

ExPISCDI83
01-07-09, 12:31 PM
Both look ugly to me! :-)

NoRemorse
01-07-09, 09:43 PM
Hope this one is up to snuff.

New vs. Old


http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/DadsBootCampPhoto.jpghttp://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/Dad27s20Boot20Camp20Photo20crop.jpg

If you can upload a higher rez version of the original I may be able to do some more enhancement.

mcvet57103
01-07-09, 09:47 PM
Hope this one is up to snuff.


http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/DadsBootCampPhoto.jpgThanks Man, With your tweeking it looks even more like the old leatherneck. Dad would love it. I recognised that look. Got it many times right before he wooped my azz for doing something stupid. :thumbup:

NoRemorse
01-07-09, 09:52 PM
There's also this version.

Old vs. New enhanced.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/Dad27s20Boot20Camp20Photo20crop.jpghttp://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/DadsBootCampPhoto2.jpg

mcvet57103
01-07-09, 09:54 PM
There's also this version.

Old vs. New enhanced.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/Dad27s20Boot20Camp20Photo20crop.jpghttp://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/pfc_acosta/DadsBootCampPhoto2.jpgCool

mcvet57103
01-07-09, 09:56 PM
I'm hoping that maybe some old Marine from his era will recognize him, and contact me. Would love to hear old memories of dad.

NoRemorse
01-07-09, 09:57 PM
I'm hoping that maybe some old Marine from his era will recognize him, and contact me. Would love to hear old memories of dad.

It may be the year of many Marine reunions. Semper Fi :flag: