October 27, 2021

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KCPD locate 1942 Army documents amid property crimes investigation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police requested help from the public to locate a man whose military documents were found Saturday during a property crimes investigation.

Central Patrol division officers were on scene at a vacant motel when they discovered the paperwork for Sgt. Carl A. Wolfe, who served at Fort Riley in 1942.

Police said they believe Wolfe’s documents also were stolen.

41 Action News conducted a search of its own and located his son, Carl Wolfe Jr. who said his father was born in March 1920 and grew up in Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas.

Carl A. Wolfe enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Leavenworth in 1941 and was stationed at Fort Riley before serving overseas.

Carl Wolfe Jr. told 41 Action News that his father was proud of serving and shared stories about his experiences often.

After serving through 1945, Carl A. Wolfe returned to KCK where he worked as a plant manager at Ford Ideal Laundry and Dry Cleaning for 35 years.

He died in 1981.

Carl Wolfe Jr. said his family has very few documents of his father’s and was thrilled to learn he could add more to the collection.

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