Maplewood History: Bob Irwin in Service to Our Country During WWII

This post is the ninth containing photos from the Matt Irwin collection.  They could all be called something like “Scenes from the Lives of the Slavik/Irwin Families and Friends.”  I have lost count of how many photos I have already posted but there are still many more.

The collection seems to end during the late 1940’s.  I haven’t any idea how these folks lives turned out with the exception of Marjorie’s which I’ll post later.

Many of these photos that were once regarded as ordinary have grown more interesting with the passage of time.  I am grateful to Matt Irwin who retains all rights to the photos for allowing me to copy them.  I find them fascinating.  Hope you do too.

Bob Irwin probably shortly after he joined the Marines.

Bob Irwin probably shortly after he joined the Marines.

Bob and Marjorie, location unknown.

Bob and Marjorie, location unknown.

Ditto.

Ditto.

Ditto again.

Ditto again.

Bob is on the right.

Bob is on the right.

Bob is on the left.  Sorry I have no more information than that.

Bob is on the left. Sorry I have no more information than that.

Bob with friend/brother?

Bob with friend/brother?

Bob's friend/brother wearing his flight gear.

Bob’s friend/brother wearing his flight gear.

The same man seated at right.  I haven't any idea what these guys went through but I take off my hat to all of them.

The same man seated at right. I haven’t any idea what these guys went through but I take off my hat to all of them.

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2 thoughts on “Maplewood History: Bob Irwin in Service to Our Country During WWII

  1. Dave, I couldn’t agree more. A book could probably be made about Marshall and his family. That’s something I need to focus on. Thanks for bringing it up.