"Sharp, quirky, and occasionally nettlesome", Walking the Berkshires is my personal blog, an eclectic weaving of human narrative, natural history, and other personal passions with the Berkshire and Litchfield Hills as both its backdrop and point of departure. I am interested in how land and people, past and present manifest in the broader landscape and social fabric of our communities. The opinions I express here are mine alone. Never had ads, never will.
Apparently my photo challenge of yesterday was too easy. Very well, then; here are 10 images of famous people taken during periods of their military service. Some became politicians, some authors, and some achieved high rank. Not all are Americans. Bragging rights to those who correctly identify the most from the following (mouse over for image ID#'s, listed below, as images may appear in different order on your computer screen than mine). Click to enlarge.
More (8/23/2008-8/25/2008) Credit for correct ID's below:
1 : Harry Truman (Matthew McKeon)
10_6: Field Marshall Mongomery (Matthew McKeon / David Corbett)
2_3: William McKinley (David Corbett) 6_2: William Faulkner (Matthew McKeon)
8_2: Wilfred Owen (Matthew McKeon) 9_2: Douglas MacArthur (Matthew McKeon)
7_2: Ambrose Bierce (Matthew McKeon) 5_2: Ernest Hemingway (Matthew McKeon)
3_2: George Patton (Matthew McKeon) 4_2: "Chinese" Gordon (Matthew McKeon)