This is a beautiful photo portrait of my dear friend, Woogie Watchetaker, graciously provided by David and Ruth Malhalab. It was taken by their family member, Jonathon J. Malhalab, sometime between 1976 – 1977 when the family member was stationed at Fort Sill.
Mr. Malhalab is seeking any information whatsoever relating to this photo and the circumstances relating to it. If you have any information relating to this photo or the events relating to it, please email me and I will put you in contact with him.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy seeing Woogie, proudly displaying his great strength, pride and strong character. What a special man he was and I extend a special thank you to Mr. Malhalab for sharing it with me and for the permission to post it on my artblog so that the entire world can enjoy it as well. Jonathon J. Malhalab’s photographic skills were amazing. I know Woogie must have been very pleased with the results of the sitting. I’m so thankful for whatever circumstances made it possible for the photo to be taken and appreciate David Malhalab generously sharing it with us. This, my friends, is the Woogie I knew. He always described himself to me as “strong, like Geronimo” and that strength Woogie always displayed was skillfully captured in this photo.
NOTE: This photo is protected by a copyright. You must have written permission from Mr. Malhalab or his representative to copy or use this photo.