I know its a long shot, but does anyone know bob?
I love this image, sent to me by the relative of John Katruska (see post below)
I received this image from a relative of John Katruska (middle). Its great to have the images flowing in again!
If anyone knew John Katruska, or has any more information please get it touch and it would be great to find out more about him.
Thank you to Renee Katruska for sending the image!
A face to the letters…
Mr. DUVALL was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Keosauqua, the son of Iska and Edith M. CARNEY DUVALL. He married Ella Mae LUDWIG Jan. 2, 1945, in Phoenix City, Ala. She died Jan. 26, 2005.
Mr. DUVALL was a 1939 graduate of Fairfield High School. He began his career with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Clinton in April 1946. He worked as a lineman and later as a construction foreman, retiring in 1983. Following his retirement, he was employed as a courier for Metropolitan Medical Laboratory for 18 years.
During World War II, Mr. DUVALL served in the U.S. Army with the 71st Division, 3rd Army in the European Theater and was honorably discharged in 1946.
EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT!
I arrived home from London for Christmas yesterday and had a parcel waiting for me. In this parcel where 13 original letters sent to Mrs. Charles L. Duvall from her husband who was a member of the 66th Infantry Division.
These letters the only point of contact between Charles L. Duvall and his wife in Clinton, Iowa. Some hand-written, some typed, on many different types of paper, Charles tells stories of his time in the war and expresses how much he misses his wife.
If anyone knew or knows of any information about Charles L. Duvall get in touch! It would be great to talk.
I managed to get in contact with the daughter of Adrien J. Salvas, and she sadly confirmed that the man i am looking for isn’t her farther. She did send me some great photos though, here are just 2 of them, including the Bronze Star Medal he was awarded.
The first image above is the man whos identity i am trying to find out.
The second and third images are of 1Lt Adrien Salvas, i found these on a website dedicated to war photographers.
I am not 100% weather this man is the one i am looking for, but they do look alike… if anybody knows of a 1Lt Adrien Salvas it would be great to hear from you.
A quote from the website : http://www.combatcamera.be/
‘“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” (General Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Many men and women have risked and lost their lives, since war started to be documented in film and photo.
Through this website I honor them, as they provided us with testimonies and through their lenses we are able to learn, hoping that one day, peace may govern our world, instead of war.’