WORLD WAR II
Earl & May Muza

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Record 155/959
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Description Gelatin print of Earl & May Muza.
Year Range from 1939
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid snapshot of Earl Valentine Muza and his wife May Ruth Granberg Muza. They are standing in a yard. He is wearing a leather jacket and hat, and May wears a coat and scarf. Taken about the time of their marriage.
Earl Valentine Muza was born in Oshkosh, WI November 24, 1915, the son of John Muza. He attended Oshkosh High School and worked for Deltox Rug Company. He married May Ruth Granberg on September 21, 1940. He entered the United States Navy on November 24, 1943. After completing his training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, he was assigned to the USS LST (Landing Ship Tank) 289 in the European Theater. During practice landings for the D-Day Invasion on April 28, 1944, his ship and others were attacked by German E-boats off the coast of England near Slapton Sands. Earl rescued one shipmate and was attempting to rescue another when he received a compound fracture to the head. He died shortly after and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. His body was returned to Oshkosh and buried her on July 20, 1948.
Object ID P2003.56.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Muza, Earl Valentine
Muza, May Ruth
Print size 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Subjects Group photographs
World War II
United States Navy
Casualties
Ships
Shipwrecks
Heroes
Awards
Couples
Title Earl & May Muza
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