Kiester, Sgt. Merrill W. Jr.

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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 
– his family lived in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– attended Proviso Township High School for 2½ years before the 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 a truck accident 
– 19 June 1944 
Buried: 
– June 1944 – Oak Hill Cemetery – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 

 

 

 

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