An Italian Man Watches Out for Us Yanks

Summoning all relatives of Col. Raymond Alvin Nowotny. Please contact a nice Italian gentlemen by the name of Glauco Mencaroni, he has something of yours. (I will demonstrate steely self-control and not joke about Glauco’s last name. Still, I hear his family’s big in the macaroni biz. Their product? Pasta shaped like dudes. On further review: Self-control may be overrated.)

Update: A kind reader by the name of Ethel emailed me this- On Ancestry.com there is a woman, Ellen Nowotny, who was married to Alvin..in Orange, California. Most likely a relative of Col. Raymond Alvin Nowotny.

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  1. Dear Mellow Jihadi (and others). Col. Raymond Alvin Nowotny was from Santa Ana, Orange County, CA. My source is (a) a Tucson Tribune Article of 1945, which is (b) probably based on information from his Service Record. I list the County above because Santa Ana may refer only to his place of induction/enlistment, not his home of record. Very Respectfully, Ed Weeden (former USN)

      • The Ray Novotny of Palm Springs, a Loan Officer with Bank of America, uses a different spelling of Novotny (with a v) than did Raymond Alvin Nowotny. Nowotny/Novotny is a fairly common ‘slavic’ (Czech, Slovak, ‘Yugoslav’) name, similar to our Smith and Smyth. Am pursuing this find nevertheless. Will notify of possible bio-link after contacting him directly.

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