ANSWERS THE CALL
Family of Frank and Trudy Langheld Krouse. All of Frank and
Trudy's children served in the Armed Forces during WWII except the oldest
daughter, Elsie Krouse Hock, and Francis Otto. Even the Krouse's daughter-in-law,
Rita Moore Krouse, wife of Prescott and son-in-law, Ralph Hock, husband to
Elsie, were in uniform at the same time. Thank God they
all returned home. Ralph and Elsie had not been married long when Ralph
was sent to New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia. Ralph said he was so
home sick the almost 3 years he was stationed there. one day he calculated
the mileage to he and Elsie's home in Cotton Valley, La. and made little
road sign with an arrow pointing the way home!
1994 at age 80, Ralph wanted to make a sentimental journey back to New
Zealand and Australia. He and Elsie invited Billy and I to assist them in
this long journey. Shared some interesting stories about those days of
service and sacrifice in the South Pacific. We all own a lot to this
Pictured from left to right: Rupert Benjamin, served in Europe and told of
crossing the Rhine River in Germany and on the
at the foot of Hitler's hideaway call the "Eagle's Nest".
Joel Life (J. L.) was a navigator----Louis Prescott ----Pierce Franklin
Front row: Rita Moore Krouse, Prescott's wife,----Gladys Letitia---Edith
Ralph Laymond Hock, Elsie Krouse's husband.
Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd