“KILROY WAS HERE” James Kilroy from Halifax , Massachusetts , had evidence of his identity! SMILE




He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC-

Back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it.

For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories.

For you younger folks, it’s a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history.

Anyone born in 1913 to about 1950, is familiar with Kilroy.

No one knew why he was so well known- but everybody seemed to get into it.

So who was Kilroy?


In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program,

“Speak to America ,” sponsored a nationwide contest to find the real Kilroy,

Offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be the genuine article.

Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim,

But only James Kilroy from Halifax , Massachusetts , had evidence of his identity.


‘Kilroy’ was…

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