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Pvt. Kenneth Donald Smith


Born: 24 February 1915 - Norquay, Saskatchewan, Canada

Parents: James A. Smith & Elizabeth M. Currie-Smith

    - mother died when he was in his early teens

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home:

    - 1608 North Fifteenth Avenue - Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Lincoln School, Maywood, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1934

            - left after two and one half years when his family returned to Canada

            - family would return to the Chicago area and reside in Bellwood, Illinois

Married:

    - 13 August 1938 - Lois Schultz

Children: 1 daughter 

Home:

    - 1010 South Greenwood Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Employed: Ameritorp - Forest Park, Illinois

Enlisted: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    - 28 January 1942 - U.S. Marines

Training - 13th  Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Camp Pendleton, California

Stationed:

    - April 1942 - 1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot -

      Oahu, Hawaii 

Naturalized Citizen

    - 21 December 1942

Serial Number: 882362

Unit: 6th JAS Company,  Headquarters Battalion, 6th Marine Division

            - Sixth Joint Assault Signal Company

                - small amphibious unit 

            - unit formed on Guadalcanal - 7 September 1944

Engagements:

    - Battle of Okinawa

        - Marines landed - 1 April 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 19 June 1945 - Battle of Okinawa

Buried: 

    - September 1949 - Arlington Cemetery - Elmhurst, Illinois

        - Section:  4  Grave: 41

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Presidential Unit Citation


 

 

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