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Paul Tarr - Cold War Era

Paul Tarr grew up in Morton, Pennsylvania, and played sports extensively, both throughout high school and also during his college years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Following college, Tarr was drafted into the Army, but soon found himself involved in sports again. Following his initial military training, he was assigned to the 30th Field Artillery Group in Hanau, Germany, where he played on the Group's baseball team, which allowed him to travel extensively throughout Europe playing other unit teams.

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Paul C. Tarr Sr., the narrator’s grandfather, worked as a manager at the Westinghouse Corporation in Essington, Pa. before moving to suburban Philadelphia, Pa. in 1916. He was the 13th and last child of B.F. Tarr, a Civil War survivor of Anderson Prison.

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Margaret Palmer Tarr, the narrator’s mother, married Paul C. Tarr in June of 1931. She graduated from West Chester Normal School as an elementary teacher, and taught in Essington, Pa. for several years before the birth of Paul C. Tarr III in Feb 1933.

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Margaret Tarr with son Paul, born February 27, 1933, in Morton, Pennsylvania. Paul was about one year old at the time.

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Morton, Pennsylvania

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Circa 1933

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This picture of Paul C. and Harry P. Tarr was taken in Morton, Pennsylvania in 1944. The boys were eleven and seven at the time.

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Morton, Pennsylvania

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1944

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Sally Alden and Paul III, age seventeen on the dance floor at their Senior Ball in 1950 at Swarthmore High School in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. They dated for two years in High School.

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Senior Ball at Swarthmore High School, Pennsylvania

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1950

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Paul, at age sixteen circa 1948, played high school football for four seasons as a left footed punter and left tackle. He played offense and defense on undefeated teams – 28 straight victories over four seasons.

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Circa 1948

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Paul, age twenty, continued his football career at . This was in 1953, his senior year, when he played left tackle on both offense and defense, as well as the team’s punter.

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Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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1953, Senior year

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Paul, age twenty, is coming out of the Dickenson College locker room, which was in the basement of the freshman dorm. This was his last practice as a senior. His number ‘72’ equaled his birth date backwards.

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Dickenson College

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Age twenty

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Dickenson football players Gordon Haney, Paul and Don Bush relax in the locker room after the last senior practice . The trio were the only remaining starters from the freshman team. Paul at left tackle, Gordon-left guard, and Don-center.

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1953

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Paul III, twenty years old in 1955, played left tackle for the 30th Field Artillery “Gunners” Football Team while stationed in Hanau, Germany.

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Hanau, Germany

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1955

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Paul in 1955 taking time to relax in his “civvies” in the barracks in Hanau, Germany.

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Hanau, Germany

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1955

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Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954. This picture is of him while in basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina

When:

Circa 1954.

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Paul continued with sports in Hanau, Germany. Here he is in 1956 outside the gym heading for baseball practice.

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Hanau, Germany

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1956

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Paul in October 1954, during his basic training at Fort Jackson outside the barracks. He is ‘holding things up’. Check the “spit shine” on the bloused boots.

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Fort Jackson

When:

1954

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Paul poses outside the barracks where he lived in Hanau, Germany. “Game Time! I still have the 1st baseman’s mitt!” he wrote after being interviewed.

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Hanau, Germany

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Unknown

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Paul is pictured at bat in the summer of 1955, while playing for the 30th Field Artillery “Gunners” Baseball Team. He was a ‘leftie’.

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Summer of 1955

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Unknown

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This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Paul relaxes while “off duty,” standing outside the, Headquarters Battery, 30th Field Artillery Group barracks in Hanau, Germany in 1955.

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Hanau, Germany

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1955

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“Jeep with a problem.” Tarr worked as an S-2 clerk in the mornings and during off season. In 1956, while driving a captain during field maneuvers, the jeep’s wheel suddenly came off. “It beat us down the Strassa,” wrote Paul.

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Unknown

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1956

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Paul III, L, stands by the tent he lived in while attending an eight week Clerk Typing School, or “Pinkie School,”. "Notice most of the guys are big for being clerk typists,” wrote Tarr. The brass used the school to scout for promising athletic recruits.

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Fort Jackson, South Carolina

When:

In November of 1954

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Narrator’s photo

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Paul and his buddies ‘horsing’ around a little at Fort Jackson. The students needed to work off a little excess energy after “Pinky School.”

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Fort Jackson

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Unknown

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Paul, age twenty three, took the opportunity to go sightseeing in western Europe while stationed with the Army in Germany.

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Western Europe

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unknown

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In 1952, left to right, Privates Covacekevitch, Bartolo, and Tarr relax in their barracks in Hanau, Germany.

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Hanau, Germany

When:

1952

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“Six in a Crowd” Tarr and several buddies are horse playing in the barracks. “Too much energy,” writes Paul. Center to left - Alman, Tarr, Angilella, unknown, Richardson, and unknown.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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The self-styled “Gruesome Threesome” in 1956 included Dick Alman (another member of the baseball team), Paul and Frank Angilella.

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Unknown

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1956

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Narrator’s photo

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Paul III, age twenty three, relaxes in his civvies while stationed at Hanau, Germany in 1956.

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Hanau, Germany

When:

1956

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Narrator’s photo

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B.F. Tarr (left) an Andersonville Prison survivor and Paul's great grandfather, with the Civil War Veterans Group. Tarr worked for forty years for the Pittsburgh Coal Co., erected the first steel coal tipple in Pa., and sank Pa. first double coal shaft.

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Pittsburgh, Pa

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This ‘before the turn of the century’ picture (pre 1900) 1846 – 1923.

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.



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