A "son of the regiment" wearing the Red Star for bravery, surrounded by his admirers. "Sons of the regiment" were orphans adopted by Soviet regiments, and were looked after like the soldiers' own sons. They lived with the soldiers and fought alongside them in front-line actions. After the war, they found it difficult to adjust to civilian life, the company of other children and to children's activities.
Agnes T. Anderson with 3 of 4 children, Chicago, 1913. Born in Sweden, 1878. Married in 1897 to Harley T. Moy, native of Sunning (Taishan) China. The tallest child is Helen, born 1901 in Lowell, IN. NARA Exclusion Files photo
Invisible Children - Child soldiers in Africa’s longest running war - Northern Uganda. For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The Government of Uganda’s attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation of youth that has never known peace / #child_soldiers #children_of_war