Kmet, Tec 4 Louis L.

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T/4 Louis Lajas Kmet 
Born: 23 March 1919 – Wisconsin 
Parents: Paul Kmet & Mary Facuna-Kmet 
– mother died in 1922 
– father put the youngest four children in an orphanage 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
– 809 West Madison Street – Maywood, Illinois 
-Lutheran Receiving Orphanage – his legal guardian was Mina Lichtner 
– two sisters and brother also lived there 
– Emerson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1937 
– University of Notre Dame, Indiana 
– attended for two years 
Occupation: Public Service Company 
– 16 January 1941 
– U.S. Army 
-enlisted while a student at University of Notre Dame 
Serial Number: 35150761 
– Fort Bliss, Texas 
– 1st Calvary Division 
Unit: 91st Reconnaissance Squadron 
– this was a non-divisional unit 
– Battle of Kasserine Pass – North Africa 
Killed in Action: 
– 1 May 1943 
– North Africa American Cemetery – Carthage, Tunisia 
– Plot: D Row: 11 Grave: 10 
– 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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