Message from a Soldier: Private Edward Vinogroski

Vinogroski Message

 

Eddie Vinogroski enlisted in the Army on July 26, 1943 in New York City. His civilian occupation was listed as “skilled painters, construction, and maintenance.” On August 27, 1943, he mailed this postcard to Ann Kolbaska in Staten Island:

“Dear Ann, Had quite a trip cross country, the scenery was beautiful. We rode along the coast for a long time it reminds you of Jersey a lot. I was very tired when I got here and was given my classification which is in the Batalion Headquarters in the Communication line. Most all the fellows were given the infantry or tanks, guns, were they surprised when they seen mine. Pal- Eddie”

He passed away in 1957 at the age of 43. Out of several postcards I have addressed to Ann and other Kolbaska family members, there is a postcard that was mailed to her by her brother John, also in the war. According to John’s obituary from 1998, he was survived by two sisters, one of which was Ann Vinogroski.

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