The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

Syracuse Herald-Journal
November 29, 1946

Under picture – NOT A STORK, but a turkey heralded the arrival of Kenneth Hessberger, Jr., at Syracuse General Hospital Thanksgiving Day. His mother, Mrs. Joy Hessberger, is an Australian war brides and came to America more than a year ago.

Stork Ousts Turkey

It’s Boy for Aussie War Bride

AUSTRALIAN war bride, Joy Hessberger celebrated her second Thaksgiving Day in America by becoming a mother.

Checking in a 9:41 A.M. Thursday with the weight of seven pounds, 10 ounces, Kenneth, Jr., declined invitations to turkey dinner, but indicated by lusty yells he’d take a rain check for next year.

So far he shows no signs of developing that English accent his mother has been known by since she arrived in this country over a year ago and became a telephone operator at the Syracuse General Hospital.

Mrs. Hessberger, who reports her brother in Australia was also born on Nov. 28, previously had been a telephone operator in Sydney, Australia, and was a sergeant in the Women’s Corps of the Australian Army.

She met Kenneth Hessberger there when he was serving with the United States Army and they were married before he returned to this county.

Since the arrival of Kenneth,, Jr. war first anticipated , the Hessbergers have been looking for an apartment, but the hunt has been unsuccessful, so the baby will be taken home to the couple’s room in 907 James st. Mr. Hessberger is employed at Carriet Corp.

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