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  • Albert Karasz
    WWII Veteran, 88 years old, Alexandria, VA
  • Albert Karasz, 88, of Alexandria, VA, was a Corporal in the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA) during World War II, after being inducted in 1942. He still has many of his official records, and belongings from the time, such as a secret journal he kept while in China and Europe, photographs, his Honorable Discharge forms from February 1946, a “Handbook for Employees” of the CIA, and other items he has held onto since his days in service.&n
  • The photograph from a memory book his daughter put together for him. Pictured: Harry Smith (friend), John Karasz (brother), and Albert Karasz.
  • After pulling out his uniform from the attic, he is surprised that it still fits, and comments on how handsome he looks in it.
  • His wife, Ana-Greta Karasz, passed away two years ago after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for many years. Albert now lives with his daughter Ilonka Karasz, 52, in Alexandria, VA.
  • Karasz' daughter, Ilonka Karasz, 52, has lived in this same home with her parents her whole life.
  • He utilizes modern technology, such as Skype, to maintain relationships with his deceased wife's family in Germany.
  • Here, he reads from a "secret journal" dated 1945, from his time in China.