Saturday, June 22, 2013

Heinrich Augustin (of Germany) holds the backpack of 2nd Lt. Duane Miller McKay - a 22 year old from Independence Kansas who died in December 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge. Heinrich's family held onto the backpack since 1944, and after his 95 year old Mother died last year, Heinrich found it again and was determined to return it to the McKay family.

The backpack has been returned to the Kansas Historical Museum in Independence Kansas, and soon the McKay's and Kansas natives and guests will be able to view the relic and read/hear the story of Heinrich's search to find McKay family members and return the backpack.

 
Coming soon to this blog, more stories about the return of Duane McKay's backpack!

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