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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sam Richard Vann, Jr. (Uncle Sam)

Uncle Sam is the second oldest of 9 brothers and sisters.
He served five years in the Army Combat Engineer Corps. 1941-1946
Since 1993, he's baked 3,784 poundcakes.
He's now 92 years old.

UPDATE:  On July 27, 2011, Uncle Sam died.


 

3 comments:

Beth Saba said...

What is Uncle Sam wearing in that top photo? I remember the picture and always thought it had a movie-star quality, but the outfit was a puzzle then and is now.

Major Allen Espy said...

not sure. hadn't looked at it that closely. it looks like a cape of some kind - something from Count Dracula. Or, as you say, it could be a Hollywood garb...almost something that Valentino or Liberace would wear. interesting!

Major Allen Espy said...

I do recall a few times that Mother would share that Uncle Sam had brought a cake by or had called to say 'hello.' She thought a lot of him and he remained very nice to her even after Mother and Dad divorced. He was also good about staying in touch with my grandmother, Dot Grace.