Jen as she used to look (one of the earliest known sightings, hehehe)! This pic was taken in Japan in Kurume city; at the time,
Jen happened to be just turning "3" - the sign was a nice coincidence.
Jen leaving for Kindergarden (Yochien)- this in Japan; another "real early" Jennifer sighting...
Can you imagine that this little ankle biter became the soldier in the other photos?
Again the smile - soldier, hottie, or ankle biter, the smile remains the same.
Yes indeed, I'm real proud of my kid!
Halloween Party on 10/29, Jen as a French maid, together with a stray Klingon warrior.....
Outstanding shot, in the barracks at Ft. Huachuca, September 2006; she sure comes out great in photos - ever at ease in front of the camera....
Already as a little ankle biter, Jen had a thing for life on stage, and microphones - here looking a bit
pissed that my boss at the time (Kazuko), was taking so long to hand over the mic....
Jen and a buddy having fun at a Casino in Tucson, Arizona; September 2006...
JUN 2006: Tess and Jen (on right), during the HumVee driver training course.
2006: Gary and faithful buddy, Geppi (many thanks to Elizabeth (in Norway) for this photo)
2006: The other always "treue" (loyal) soul, now departed. Blondie
Jen in Arizona on the way to some concert. Great photo - looks like she's the "star"
player in a TV commercial!
Mariah Carey's sister, perhaps? No, Jen in the barracks at her locker....ready for the evening.
Jen at her Mom's, before the Army
Here's the other 50% contributor to Jen's genes - Jen is after all, the sum of the parts (and hopefully the combined
package is better than either half) - so, here is Jen's mom Chong-Ae, on the occasion of Jen's high school graduation,
and in a mother daughter pose from 2005.
Jen's relatives on her Mom's side: Top left: Uncle Chong-Gwan; middle: (Mom) Chong-Ae at about 12 yrs (any resemblance with Jennifer?); on the right Uncle Tong-Gwan.
Grandpa Lee (deceased) - the link shows my portrait of him (done many years later of course) - and Grandmother in the front row.
This is the traditional family pose style practiced years ago in Korea: totally serious.
Jen's cousins (my wonderful nieces) Jin-Bin (left) and Young-Ji (right)--these are Chong-Gwan's kids.
These are Chong-Gwon's kids. Young-Ji is incredibly smart from what I've heard; Jin-Bin is simply a darling (I haven't had a chance
to see them for a long time). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of my other niece, Hyun-Suk, or my young nephew (her younger
brother)--who are Tong-Gwan's kids, but I do have some current pics up next:
The youngest of my Korean nieces, Jin-Bin today!
Young-Ji today! Young-Ji (Jin-Bin's older sister) is the senior among my Korean nieces and nephew.
My middle niece, Hyun-Suk (Tong-Gwan's daughter), today.
Jen's relatives on my side: Grandpa and Grandma
2005: Jen and really Cool Daddy-O (Gary) sharing a moment.
APR 2006: Jen (Family Day of Army Basic Training) in Class A Uniform, with proud Dad
APR 2006: Jen moving to the ship-out point for her AIT (Advanced Individual Training).
APR 2006: At the airport, waiting for her plane.
APR 2006: At the airport with her Mom.
Jen (in Army Camouflage Uniform - "ACU") waiting for the bus to the airport together with Daddy Dearest; I "lost" the goatee
for the Graduation event. Hair I've kept short since the Army - so, if I were to suddenly go bald there's not much to miss,
no big deal!
APR 2006: Me, the ARMOR veteran, at Ft. Leonard Wood with a lonely, retired M1 Abrams tank (wish I could put him in my front yard...).
This poor fellow was retired because his "gun" was too small... (i.e. one of the first M1's, which had a 105mm cannon - later upgraded
to a 120mm main gun made by the German company Rhein-Metall)
1982: Me on my track (an M-60A1 RISE), before a field exercise; 2LT (Only one year older than Jen at enlistment, in this pic);
well, seems my skills those days did not include smiling; my talent seemed to lie more toward scowls or grimaces...
1983: as 1LT (promotion packet photo)...