Cerro Gordo County

John Krivohlavy, S1/c

Krivohlay Brothers Together Again After Nearly 4 Years Apart

The 3 Krivohlay brothers of Mason City who have been in the service are together this week for the first time since Frank left Mason City with the national guard in 1941.

Arrived a few days ago were Rudolph and John, both of whom are to report back to duty at the end of their visit. Frank has been out of the army since May and is now managing the Garner Produce at Garner.

Rudolph, private 1/c, is here for 30 days from the hospital at Galesburg, Ill., and will report back there. He was flown to the states from Casablanca.

John, seaman 1/c, has just returned from the southwest Pacific and will report back to his ship, the USS Charles R. Greer, at the end of his 20 day leave.

They are the sons of Mrs. Marie Krivohlavy, 604 Jackson S.W.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, November 8, 1945

Veterans Are Not Forgotten--
There’s a cookie jar in the memory of almost every adult and members of various patriotic auxiliaries work to keep that memory green for hospitalized veterans through their cookies for veterans projects. Mrs. Marie Krivohlavy, 604 Jackson, S.W. and ….Mrs. Arnold Tilton ……[excerpt]
Knowing what kind of sweets veterans confined to a hospital might like isn’t a new subject for either Mrs. Tilton or Mrs. Krivohlavy, since the menfolk of both families have been confined to veterans hospitals at some time.

All of Mrs. Krivohlavy’s sons are veterans of World War II.  John Krivohlavy was in the Navy hospital at Farragut, Idaho, before serving as a baker on the USS Bottineau.

Frank Krivohlavy left with the local national guard, Company H and served 39 months overseas. He was awarded the bronze star for giving first aid to the wounded.

Rudolph Krivohlavy, who was given his naturalization papers at Naples while in the air forces of the U.S. Army had been a citizen of Czechoslovakia. He was wounded several times and was flown to the Veterans hospital at Miami, Fla., and also spent time in the Galesburg, Ill., veterans hospital and the hospital at Shepard Field, Texas.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, Saturday, July 15, 1950