Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday

Lou Gehrig, slugging Yankees first baseman, who was selected as the MVP in the American League for the 1927, presents a check for $1,000 to Lefty O'Doul as the prize for being chosen as Most Valuable Player in the Pacific Coast League, Oct. 27, 1927. Lefty, who was a member of the "Bustin' Babes", will join the Giants next season. (AP Photo)

Each Throwback Thursday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the G.I. Generation. Born from 1901 to 1926, the G.I. Generation is also known as the Greatest Generation that won World War II. The core values of the G.I. Generation were leading honorably and dreaming big. The G.I. Generation was molded by the first World War, the Roaring ’20s and a time of massive growth, expansion and technological wonders. They were ordinary Americans who accomplished extraordinary things and oversaw growth that built the most powerful middle class in the nation’s history. The leaders of the G.I. Generation believed in character, togetherness, humility and compassion.