A young soldier and his mother right before he left for WWI in 1917
The young man’s name was Joseph Hafen and he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1895, the seventh of ten children. He was 22 years old when he left to fight in WWI.
He returned home two years later in the spring of 1919. In the second photo he’s surrounded by family and friends, with his mother’s hand resting on his shoulder. She died a year after he came home.