The marine and the kitten, Korean War; ca. 1952.
In the middle of the Korean War, this kitten found herself an orphan. Luckily, she found her way into the hands of Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor. He adopted the two-week-old kitten and gave her the name “Miss Hap” because, he explained, “she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time.” There’s a juxtaposition between the soldier and the human. He’s dressed for war but hasn’t lost the ability to care for another living creature.
This entry was posted on September 17, 2014 by Miep. It was filed under History, Human History, Images of History, Life under siege, Lost the Battle, Military History, Modern Warfare, Photography, Pursuit of Happiness, Weird and was tagged with AMERICA, Animal, Animals, black and white photography, Fight, Frank Praytor, human history, kitten, Korean war, marine, Marine Sergeant, Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor, Military, Military history, Miss Hap, Photo, Photography, Soldier, the Korean War, War, Warfare.
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