Military Photo of the Day: ‘Goodbye Daughter, Daddy Has to Go to War Again’

By Shannon Henderson Published on February 24, 2018

John Thek Says Goodbye to His Family, Feb. 23, 1927.

“‘Goodbye Daughter, Daddy Has to Go to War Again’: Scenes, reminiscent of 1917 were again enacted at the Marine Base at Quantico, Virginia today when 1200 men and officers embarked for Nicaragua aboard the USS Henderson. First Sergeant John Thek is shown in this photograph bidding his wife and young daughter goodbye.”

From the Photograph Collection (COLL/2650), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.



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