Earl & May Muza

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Record 156/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection World War II
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Earl & May Muza.
Year Range from 1940
Event World War II
Year range to 1940
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid snapshot of Earl Valentine Muza and his wife May Ruth Granberg Muza on their wedding day. They are standing on the steps of a church. He is a double breasted suit, and May wears a dark dress and hat while holding flowers. Taken September 21, 1940.
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 P2003.56.3
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Muza, Earl Valentine
Muza, May Ruth
Print size 3" x 4.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War II
United States Navy
Wedding costume
Title Earl & May Muza
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