Does anyone out there know who the person is in this photo?
Is the identity of the man in the photo “lost to the ages?”
But if I were to guess who this person is in the photo, this is who I imagine he is….
The man in the photo is Renee Julien. His Great Grandfather was a French mercenary who fought for England.
The photo was taken when Renee was in his mid-40’s.
During World War II, he was a French resistance leader fighting against Japan during their failed attempt to impose their rule in the Far East and the world. His resistance to Imperial Japan during those dark days took place in the South Pacific.
He fought when everyone thought he should give up.
Immediately after the war, he married an American woman who served on the staff of General Dwight Eisenhower in Paris France.
He and his beautiful blonde wife Betty (originally from Kankakee, Illinois) married shortly after the war and they had 7 children.
All of the children are still living-4 boys and 3 girls and each became an American citizen.
After the war he moved to Hawaii.
Renee owned and operated for 35 years a 1,200 acre sugar cane plantation he named Bali.
He eventually moved and retired to the Island of Kauai where he passed away in September of 1989.
For his service during WWII, the French Nation awarded him their highest military tribute.The Legion of Honour. This medal was originally established by Napoleon Bonaparte.
If anyone knows the real identity of the man in the photo-please let me know.
Until I hear otherwise and until then, he is Renee Julien.