Fred Hanke: Cold Warrior
I had never seen my dad in such a pose as that. The pose immediately reminded me of Gregory Peck in Twelve O'Clock High.
Dad was a crypto/radio operator in the Air Force, stationed in France in the mid 1950s. Thus the bomber jacket, white scarf, and radio handset. One other note: the insignia on his hat is one of my prized possessions. Here is a closeup of that insignia:
It is made of cast metal, not plastic, and is heavy for such a small object. They made men and metal of the right stuff back in those days. For comparison, here is his official Air Force portrait:
I like to think of dad as a Cold Warrior, in some small way. He was, in fact.