Left to right, are:
T/Sgt. J. P. Beckett, Uvalde, Texas
A search for additional information to identify Sgt. Beckett was unsuccessful
S/Sgt. Alvin G. White, Maynardville, Tennessee
WWII enlistment records show that St. White was born 1918 in Tennessee and
died 1993 in Florida.
M/Sgt. Jim Marvin(?), of Pennsylvania
This soldier's handwriting is so atrocious that the name is in question and the address
is unreadable. No further information found.
S/Sgt. Jack H. Kraft, Columbus, Ohio
WWII enlistment records show that Sgt. Kraft was born 1916 in Ohio and died 1973 in Ohio.
S/Sgt. Anthony F. Govekar, Franklin Borough, Pennsylvania
WWII enlistment records show that Sgt. Govekar was b. 1920 in Pennsylvania and died
2010 in Florida
Unfortunately I have not been able to identify exactly where this young man lived. There were several potential Homer Raneys for the time period.
As I look at this photo, I think of one of my ancestors who served in WWI, was injured, survived and made it home, only to die of typhoid shortly afterwards. This young man doesn't look old enough to be shaving yet, much less facing the horrors that were waiting for him in Europe. I wonder if he made it home.