I’m Looking For… 10.12.12
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 5:00 pm
We each have a file of names from our past — names attached to memories that sweeten our everyday lives. Perhaps The Messenger can help you make those memories live once more.
Send us the name of that special someone you would love to hear from or know more about. Include any information that might help identify the person, such as parents’, spouse’s or children’s names, a last known address or the name of a school or church the person attended. We’ll publish it in our “I’m Looking For” column and encourage our readers to pass along to you any information that might help you make contact with that name and face from the past.
Information from our readers will be relayed only to the person seeking assistance.
All requests must include the name, mailing address and daytime telephone number of the person making the request.
Walter N. Pruiksma, 89, of 9 Andes Court, Brick, N.J. 08724, is looking for his World War II friend Cecil R. Morris. Both of them served in the U.S. Army, Co. D, 783rd Div., a military police batallion.
The two soldiers landed on Utah Beach in Normandy during World War II for what Pruiksma described as a “mission of mercy” to rescue a French woman. Pruiksma, who went by the nickname “Rookie,” said he is looking for his friend or anyone who has any information about Morris. He said Morris was from the Union City area.
Pruiksma can also be reached by telephone at (732) 202-9855.
Published in The Messenger 10.12.12