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Did you know?
The Korean war ended July
27, 1953 and lasted lasted about 3 years WRONG!
All that happened on that date was an armistice or a "cessation
Technically, the war continues.
Find and thank a Korean
War Vet. He has been waiting 60 years. He will be in his
80s or 90s.
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He has been
awarded the Medal of Honor and is one step away from
sainthood. Just one more forgotten hero of the forgotten
of the Irish/American Band Black 47 Remembers Kilroy
in England. His father was torpedoed in the Nortth
Atlantic. His aunt was a nurse and married a GI.
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A nostalgic wartime
journey back to Christmas 1941
Al'board! Our classic passenger cars, as we depart Los Angeles
for San Diego.
us as we honor the WWII Generation, who served in uniform
and on the home front.
Hear the dramatic details as these elderly patriots
share the stories of their
service to country when it was needed most.
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the latest news about Kilroy Was Here, WWII, and the
Korea War gathered from print, web, and blogs from
around the world (with a lot of help from Google.)
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1. The Legends, Page 1 -- Legends
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 1 -- Sightings
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 3 How the Kilroy Was Here legends started from the
most likely to the most whimsical. Sightings of Kilroy Was Here
which continue today
2. The Foreword and Dedication -- The
American GI -- Who we are and what are we doing here?
Volume 3. "The Way We Were" Stories from
individuals during the war years. These stories are sometimes
heroic, sometimes funny, poignant, or simply memories
that must not be forgotten. This Volume has two sub sections:
In Harm's Way,
Page 1 -- Page
2 --Stories from the front like: "About D-day
plus 5 on Saipan, I was watching for Japanese soldiers
along the beach who were sneaking in to give directions
for artillery fire. I was sitting in the turret of an
armored Amphib. About 2300 I saw the faint outline of
what appeared to be a Marine walking along the beach.
There was no moon and the only light was from a fire
burning about one hundred yards away. Japanese soldiers
had a habit of wearing U.S. Marine helmets and carrying
M1's when they could find them. In the dark they were
hard to identify by a silhouette. When the guy got within
50 feet, I asked the usual "Who goes there?".
The answer came back in perfect English, "ITS ME,
GI JOE. A MARINE LIKE YOU." So I aimed about 8
inches below the outline of his helmet and shot. The
next morning there was one dead Japanese officer in
the sand. I never heard of a Marine calling himself
G I Joe. I don't think I ever will.
First American Troops in
Front, Page 1
Many wonderful stories about life at home during the
war. One, a lovely, privileged debutante who rolled
up her sleeves and joined the war effort. Another, a
beautiful widow who struggled through it alone. Several
more, for example, a child's reaction to the Blitz in
Volume 4. The Places, Page
1 -- Page
2 -- What's left of the places that played a
large role in WWII or Korea. Some are still there
while some are just ruins. One is the German POW
camp in Clinton MS (near Jackson). "The good
people in Clinton and Jackson, MS just couldn't
give up their Southern hospitality long enough to
run a proper prisoner of war camp! Read this wonderful
story of a POW camp so good that the German prisoners
come back for reunions!"
5. Miscellany, Page 1 -- Page
2 --This is some of the sidebars to that history.
It includes Gremlins and Foo Fighters as well as book
reviews and even Lena the Hyena
6. "The Rest of the Story" Page 1."
Inspiring and unique stories of the war years. You have
probably been sent some of these via e-mail. Many have
been picked up and sent around by people who were moved
by them. Gordon Sinclair's "The Americans"
or, believe it or not, when the US mainland was bombed
by the Japanese. I don't mean balloon bombs or shelling
by a submarine, but actually bombed from an enemy aircraft.
Volume 7. Letters to the editor Page
1 -- Page
Volume 7, Searches
Page 1 - Page
8. Research Area. Awards -- Veterans Info Finder --
WWII Sites -- Korean War Sites -- Miscellaneous and Organizations
-- Commercial -- The place for serious
historians. It includes Awards and links to historic sites
you might not find on the search engines.
9 Tributes, Page 1 -- page
2 -- Second person stories and tributes to those who
shouldn't be forgotten. One, a young man who remembered
stories his father told him of New Guinea. He went back
and found the places and tells the incredible stories
10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with
Kilroy Was Here stories to put them in perspective.
11. Is the Guest Book
. . . Now's your chance
to write on HIS wall!
Volume 12. Searches, Page
1 -- Page 2 --
Where people post search for friends and relatives. If you are
interested in any particular subject there is a site search engine
on all the main pages.