The Style of this Portrait Reminds Me
of My Deadbeat Grandfather

While cruising through the images on this site, I noticed this portrait of a young man and it reminded me of my biological grandfather. I have never met the dude, and all that I know about him is that he left for the Korean war and never came back to my Grandmother and their two daughters. He didn't die or become some prisoner of war, and he did eventually come back to America and is apperently now residing in Dallas, but he never kept up with my mother and I have never had any contact with the man. All I know of him is a picture similar to the one of this guy that my Mom had up on a table in a nice silver frame. She said we looked alike, and a couple of other people have said the same thing. I'm curious to know how he ended up, if he made anything of himself, his current health status and any genetic information that would be interesting, whether he still has hair, and if he likes burritos.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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