My name is George Kirby and I live near Annapolis, Md. While helping a relative clean up her yard after Hurricane Sandy, I found a large envelope in a pile of leaves. This find was located in the old Brooklyn Park area of AA county, just south of Baltimore.
I'm contacting you because all the contents of the envelope once belonged to a Mr. Wilmer B. Bowen, Route#2, Salisbury, MD. I was able to find out that he passed away in 1997 and is buried in the Wicomico Memorial Park. I'd like to find any surviving relatives.
The envelope contained numerous US Navy documents pertaining to Mr. Bowen's service during WW-II. These documents are all from the early/mid 1940's. There is also a "Service Star Wallet" from the Trinity Methodist Church, Salisbury, dated November 1948. The envelope also contained numerous old photos.
I have no idea how this envelope made it's way here. I don't want to think that the storm blew it all the way here from Salisbury, but who knows! If you can locate anyone from Mr. Bowen's Family I'd like to see that they get these items, if they want them.