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.
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