Nebraskaland March 2019

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March 2019 • Nebraskaland 57 Far left is my paternal grandfather, George Nolda, next his youngest son, Wilbur. Next Mr. and Mrs. Fink. (Don't know their first names and there's nobody left to ask.) Photo taken in Ravenna, circa 1943. George's two oldest sons, Herb and Virg, were off fighting in the War. (Herb was my dad.) Both sons returned OK from the war and Grandpa and his three sons greatly enjoyed pheasant hunting in the late 40s. Then when the Korean War broke out, Wilbur was drafted and sent to Korea. He excitedly wrote that he saw ring-necked pheasants over there. It was October and he lamented that he wasn't home to go pheasant hunting with his dad and brothers, but stated, "I'll be home next year and we'll give 'em hell." He was killed in action a month later. – Valerie Vierk, Ravenna Send contributions to: Portraits from the Past, Nebraskaland Magazine, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. Or e-mail to Photos should show people enjoying Nebraska outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, hunting or fishing, and must have been taken before 1980. We will give priority to unusual photos or activities. When possible, please include a story about the photograph and identify the people, places and approximate date it was taken. Text may be edited and photos adjusted for reproduction. All photos will be returned.

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