Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembering Lt. Leonard Edward Kepil

I've been blessed to not have lost family members to war in many years; however, my second cousin was not as lucky. Her father was killed, before her birth, in a plane crash in Egypt in the waning days of World War II. Their hometown newspaper covered his death extensively, even publishing a few lines he had written about the importance of hope. Thank you Lt. Kepil, for your service to this country.

A Genealogical Note

Leonard Kepil was a mystery in my family tree for many years. He and some of his family members changed the spelling of their name from Kvapil to Kepil sometime between 1930 and his military enlistment. I leave this note here as documentation for those who might search for his family in the future.

Digital layout with elements from Club Scrap Henna, Matrix and Gimme a Ring; Spangle Jangle by Debbie Knorr

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