This is Ned of the Navy. He was my entry for the "Man of a Decade" male cloth doll challenge at dollnet.com .
Here is his backstory:
He is a young man of the 1940s. At 17 in 1945 Ned dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. The war ended when he was in basic training so his aircraft carrier was refitted to transport the troops home. (His story is my Dad's and he is named for a friend who served in Vietnam.)