A woman from Athens finds WWII photos in the middle of a busy intersection – WSB-TV Channel 2

Woman looking for the family of a WWII veteran who might belong to the photos she found The woman found the vet’s photos in the middle of a busy intersection in Athens.

ATHENS, Georgia – When Emily Elrod found one while walking along the Atlanta freeway to Jennings Mill Road in Athens, she picked it up.

“I’ve seen another one. This is strange. Then I saw another one. And another, ”Elrod said.

Dozens of very old photographs of soldiers, planes and palm trees.


“My husband is a World War II fan,” she said. “He said it looks like they’re from that era.”

New Caledonia is written on the back of one of them.

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It was the site of a large base for the Allies in the South Pacific during the war. Elrod speculated that a military man in most of the photos must be from around here.

He rushed into the middle of the intersection to retrieve the photos. She said she hopes to be able to bring them back to the family they are dear to.

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“Let’s say this person has a grandson who didn’t know he was at war,” Elrod said. “It is important that people know the story of the people they love.”

If you recognize the technician in the photos, please email Elrod at eavp@ymail.com. Please insert “photo” in the subject line.