Posted by Tench Tilghman | May 24, 2018 |
In my hallway hangs a painting of my father in his AFS dress uniform from World War II. The portrait was painted from a photograph when he was at home after what we would call today a tour. There are no metals on his chest. There is not a bit of braid or a single symbol of rank. The uniform is incredibly plain. I’ve seen the original photo. The artist did not skip the details or embellish anything.