Local Author Searching For Grandpa's Missing WWII Journal

NORTHAMPTON (WBZ-AM) -- Jarrett Krosoczka is hopeful that his grandfather Joe's WWII photo journal will somehow make its way back to him. 

The journal, which holds a lot of sentimental value for the Northampton man, was mistakenly placed in a Worcester-area Goodwill drop box by a relative. 

Krosoczka, a local author and illustrator, checked with area charities and everyone he knows to no avail--so he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe that he turned to social media, tweeting about the missing journal.

"What I didn't expect is how wide it went," Krosoczka said. "It went viral, and the next thing I know, the person who is in charge of Veterans Affairs for the state of Massachusetts is tweeting about it, the person who runs the Goodwills in Central Massachusetts sent a missive to his employees saying be on the lookout for this journal if you see it."

Krosoczka said the journal also contains some sketches his grandfather made while serving in the US Navy in Guam.

He said he got his talent for drawing from his grandpa.

"I make my living as an artist, and that talent was passed down to me via my grandfather and then his daughter, my mother," Krosoczka said. "To get reconnected with some of those drawings he made when he was a teenager would be something special."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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