Kmet

 

Tec 4 Louis Lajas Kmet


Born: 23 March 1919 - Wisconsin

Parents: Paul Kmet & Mary Facuna-Kmet

    - mother died in 1922

     - father put youngest four children in an orphanage

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 809 West Madison Street - Maywood, Illinois

        -Lutheran Receiving Orphanage - legal guardian was Mina Lichtner

            - two sisters and brother also lived there

Education:

    - Emerson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

    - University of Notre Dame, Indiana

        - attended for two years

Occupation: Public Service Company

Inducted:

    - 16 January 1941

        - U.S. Army

             -enlisted while student at University of Notre Dame

Serial Number: 35150761

Training: 

    - Fort Bliss, Texas

        - 1st Calvary Division

Unit: 91st Reconnaissance Squadron

            - this was a non-divisional unit

Engagements:

    - Battle of Kassrine Pass - North Africa

Killed in Action:

    - 1 May 1943

Buried: 

     - North Africa American Cemetery - Carthage, Tunisia

        - Plot: D  Row:  11  Grave:  10

Medals:

   - Purple Heart

Note: In 1947, Louis and 328  other former students of the University of Notre Dame

           were honored at its first post-war graduation commencement.


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