Monday, October 25, 2004

A young doughboy - Photo 1

A photo of my maternal grandfather, Edward Kostal, taken in 1917 before he shipped off for France. He was severely wounded in action at Argonne in Septmber 1918, a few weeks before the Armistice was signed. He eventually recovered from his wounds and settled in Ravenna, Nebraska, a small farming community in central Nebraska. He became a rural letter carrier until he retired in the mid-1960s. He was a pretty good golfer, winning a number of state and local tournaments. He passed away in January 1967.