As cool as the front of this 1940s Crosley Field postcard is, the back is even more interesting. It's a note from an army sergeant who was sent after an AWOL G.I.
Sergeant A.J. Wojick writes:
Just on a trip for one of the boys who went over the hill. I got to bring him back to camp. Sending (sic) the day in Cincinnati, Ohio. I write more later.
It's dated December 1943, so we know Ding didn't take in a ballgame at the card's subject .
Wojick lists his unit as Company "C" 128th T.D. Bn. In a cursory search, I can't find anything on a 128th Tank Destroyer Battalion, but there is a 128th Armored Field Artillery Battalion listed in the unit roster of the 6th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge.
It's a good thing Ding had a cool nickname, because his real name was Adolph, a moniker that was decidedly out of fashion at that time. According to his wife's obituary, he later had two sons and a step-daugther and became the postmaster of Willimantic, Connecticut, where he is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery.