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Smith, Pvt. Kenneth D.

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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 
– his family would return to the Chicago area and reside in Bellwood, Illinois 
Married: 
– 13 August 1938 – Lois Schulz 
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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