The above photograph of Virgil Eben Korns is from page 131 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" by Charles Byron Korns. Here's what that book says about Virgil: "On June 6, 1899, Virgil Eben Korns was born, the first child and only son. In June, 1916, he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and was graduated on his twentieth birthday, June 6, 1919, and commissioned an ensign. Since that time he has had two promotions. In World War I he had short service. In World War II he was active in Europe and in the Pacific. During this service he was Commodore and is now a Captain in charge of the Naval Reserves of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is based at the Naval Station in Philadelphia. On Aug. 10, 1922, he was united in marriage with Miss Wilhelmina Cathaway of San Diego, California. On July 25, 1927, there was born to them Martha Jean Korns and Brenda Korns, born in 1935." He is buried in section 5 of the Naval Academy cemetery in Annapolis, in the general vicinity of 38.987324, -76.489966.
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