Sgt. Merrill William Kiester Jr.
Born: 12 December 1918 - Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Merrill W. Kiester Sr. & Edith Busam-Kiester
Siblings: 3 sisters
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois
    - family lived in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois
Education:
    - attended Proviso Township High School for 2 years before family
       moved
    - graduated from Northwestern Military Academy
Occupation:
    - Insurance Agent
        - Thompson Insurance Company - Chicago, Illinois

Enlisted:
    - U.S. Army
        - October 1940
Serial Number: 7031840
Units:
    - H&S Company, 1275th Military Engineers Battalion
Stationed:
    - Camp Gruber - Muskogee, Oklahoma
Died:
    - killed in truck accident
        - 19 June 1944
Buried:
    - June 1944 - Oak Hill Cemetery - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

 

 

 


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