Photo of the Week
May 29, 2011
This photo is from the Fred and Lilian Ramsey collection that was sent to me by Richard Crowe who is Fred Ramsey's Great Nephew.
Here is part of Richard's commentary:
great uncle, Fred Ramsey, 1Lt United States Marine Corps (USMC), and
his wife, Lilian, were stationed at Camp Elliott in the Panama Canal
Zone between December 1905 and July 1907. Fred
was the battalion adjutant.
He was also assigned to the USMC unit that went to
Fred is not pictured in this photo of the band, but I plan on posting more of this collection with Fred and Lilian present throughout the weeks to come. This is is a very nice collection of photos that I am sure all of you will enjoy.
After zooming in and studying the photo up close, the letters on the ground U.S.M.C. appear to be made with upside down bottles pushed into the ground. I have come across side walks in the old construction towns that were made with clay bottles pushed into the ground upside down. These in the picture appear to be dark glass liquor bottles. I canít tell if they are square or round. This would have been a nice find if these were still in the ground when I was searching the area back in my bottle collecting days..
May everyone take a moment to thank all our fallen service men and women on this Memorial Day. Without them, we would not have the freedoms or lives we have today. God Bless all of them.
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