Charles Jirkovsky was born November 24, 1923 in Geneva, Nebraska. He grew up on a farm near Geneva. He served in the United States Army from Sept 1, 1944 until Oct. 29th, 1945 during WW II. He was wounded in action March 20, 1945 in Germany and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After his discharge from the Army he moved to Omaha and attended a business College.
He married Mae Moser Sept 12, 1950 in North Bend, NE. She passed away Jan 19, 1971.
He worked 1959-1976 as a purchasing agent at Wilson Packing Plant in Omaha and also in Cedar Rapids, IA. He retired in 1988.
He was a professional trumpet player and worked with the following bands: Red Raven Orchestra, Eddie Janak Orchestra, Jim Bochnicek Band, Dean Hansen Orchestra, Omaha Czech Brass Band, Honey Bees, The Little Tavern Band, and several others.
Source: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony