Mystery Photo Album Has Solon Springs Searching For Veteran

By KBJR News 1

May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 10:46 PM CDT

Solon Springs, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Judging by the old Ford pick up in one photo, the G.I. served in the Korean War.

Pictures of three Koreans is another clue as well as a picture of a MASH style helicopter.

The images were found on the side of old highway 53 in Solon Springs by Carol Bornholdt's daughters.

"And they saw this photo album in the ditch right across the road here." said Bornholdt.

The pictures contain few clues to the owner.

People at the Solon Springs Mercantile took a look at the snap shots but so far, no bells have been wrung.

Carol Bornholdt is certain someone is distraught over the loss of the pictures.

"Some of them that I've looked at I think represent maybe a little bit of peace in their heart and it overshadows a horrible time in their life." said Bornholdt.

Bornholdt and her daughters have posted some of the shots on Facebook hoping to jar some memories.

"Some folks might think Carol and her daughters are really going the extra mile to find the owner of the photo album but other folks in Solon Springs say that is just the nature of the people who live in this town." said reporter Dave Anderson in Solon Springs.

"It is. It's a really close knit community. I lived in the Twin Cities for the first 45 years of my life and I moved up here and in the first three years I knew more people than I did in my neighborhood down there." said Gary Ross of the Solon Springs Mercantile.

Up here, Carol and crew will continue to look for the family of the veteran captured in this collection of black and white memories.

"It's somebody's treasure. I would want anybody to do the same for me if they were my pictures." said Bornholdt.

If you know who the photos belong to, call Carol Bornholdt at 715-816-4440

Dave Anderson