The uncle I never knew

Discussion in 'Best Wishes/Remembrances for Loved Ones & Friends' started by kcsa75, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sep 9, 2013
    Kansas City
    This is a newly-discovered photo of my uncle Paul who was killed during WWII. He died in a truck accident less than six months after graduating from high school in the spring of 1944 without ever firing a shot.

    Growing up all the cousins were told about Paul, but there weren't a lot of details available and the only photo most of us knew was a stoic high school graduation picture that hung on the wall at our grandma's house. In this photo he looks remarkably like my dad who was 11 years his senior. To the best of our knowledge, there's nobody still alive that actually knew Paul, but this photo really gives me an insight about who he was and makes me feel like I know so much more about him than before.

    One of my cousins found this picture in a box of her parents' belongings and brought it to a small family get-together on Memorial Day.

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2021
  2. DiamondGirl

    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ

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    Jul 2, 2016
    Great picture and story. Thanks for sharing. We should always remember the sacrifices made to keep us safe.

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]

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