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Mitchell, Kenneth Burnett


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:23:41

Mitchell, Kenneth Burnett

San Luis Obispo, CA

Serial No: 17028866

Born: Jun 2, 1915

Parent: Mrs. Theola Mitchell

Entered Army: Mar 22, 1941

Training in US: Fort Des Moines, IA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Yuma, AZ; Camp San Luis Obispo, CA

Left for Overseas: San Francisco,CA on Sep 19, 1943; arrived Honolulu, Hawaii on Sep 25, 1943

Overseas Training: Kaneohe, Hawaii and Waianae, Hawaii, Oct-Nov-Dec 1943. Assigned to 6th Div. Band

Engagements: Battles of Maffin Bay, New Guinea; Sansapor, NG; Lingayen Gulf, P.I.; and the drive to Manila and surrounding territory

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct

Returned to US: From Manila, P.I. on Sep 4, 1945 into San Francisco, CA on Sep 14, 1945

Discharged: Camp Beale, CA on Sep 17, 1945. Rating: S/Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 30; overseas, 24

Army career mainly musical, but with some guard duty in battle areas overseas. Band cited for this duty. Eldon Schlapkohl, former Dysart music instructor, was fellow bandsman nearly 4 years.

Present Occupation: Regular dispatcher, San Luis Obispo post office.

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Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1948.)


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