Kilroy Was There: A GI's War in Photographs
  • Kilroy Was There: A GI's War in Photographs
  • Kilroy Was There: A GI's War in Photographs

Kilroy Was There: A GI's War in Photographs

by Tony Hillerman
     
 

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"Frank Kessler, a young accountant from Canton, Ohio, was drafted and assigned to an Army Signal Corps unit and then went away to war in Europe. In 1945, home again with his wife and children, he stored in his attic hundreds of photographs he had retrieved at the war's end. There they stayed until after his death." Lee Kessler, Frank's younger brother, sorted through…  See more details below

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"Frank Kessler, a young accountant from Canton, Ohio, was drafted and assigned to an Army Signal Corps unit and then went away to war in Europe. In 1945, home again with his wife and children, he stored in his attic hundreds of photographs he had retrieved at the war's end. There they stayed until after his death." Lee Kessler, Frank's younger brother, sorted through boxes seeking to better understand a brother he'd never known very well. A flier who had been shot down and held in a German POW camp, Lee recognized these photos as representing another side of war, one he had not experienced. He was moved by what he saw and realized their importance. He preserved the photos for all of us, carefully ordering them into albums and labeling them with information that Frank had written on the backs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873388078
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
05/17/2004
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Novelist Tony Hillerman is a WWII combat veteran who served as a mortar gunner in the weapons platoon of C Company, 410th Infantry. He was awarded a unit citation Bronze Star, a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, a Silver Star, and a Purple Heart. Hillerman has been a journalist and a professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, 1965 to 1987. He has written a series of novels, Navajo Mysteries, which have won numerous awards. Several have been made into PBS specials.
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Frank Kessler (1915-1990) served with the 1st Army Signal Corps on the Western Front.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1925
Date of Death:
October 26, 2008
Place of Birth:
Sacred Heart, Oklahoma
Place of Death:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966
Website:
http://tonyhillermanbooks.com

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