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Re: William Kiesling
Posted by: kathy chiappetta (ID *****1831) Date: December 31, 2008 at 14:09:35
In Reply to: William Kiesling by Eugene Palm of 24

"One of the men who played poker with my father was William Kiesling. Gill was a big man with a heavy German accent. Bill and Dad had worked in New York together. They and so many men had come to Rhode Island to work at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in 1941. He and Dad remained life-long friends. They are buried near each other in a cemetary in East Greenwich (RI). Bill is the fourth man on the girder."

Source: "The Last Man on the Girder" by June Bjorndahl White. June wrote about her father Paul Bjorndahl. He was the last man on a famous photograph by Charles C. Ebbets with 11 men sitting on a steel beam. Picture is
entitled: "Lunch Atop a Skycraper"

Hope this helps someone.


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