Kilroy Summary
Peter Viereck

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Kilroy Summary

Peter Viereck's "Kilroy" appeared in his first collection of poetry, Terror and Decorum: Poems 1940-1948, published in 1948. The poem's title is taken from the phrase "Kilroy was here," popularized during World War II to draw attention to the wide scope of territory on which American soldiers landed or which they occupied during the conflict. The name "Kilroy" represented every GI from the United States, and thousands of soldiers scrawled the phrase on walls...

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