*last update 4/1/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - K surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Kara, Albert A.      
Keith, John J.      
Kelly, Leonard L. X    
Krabacher, Bernard      

Joseph Kadlec was born Dec. 27, 1919 to Vincent and Mary Kadlec. He died Mar. 1, 1942 and has a cenotaph in Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Pvt. Kadlec served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and was MIA/FOD/KIA in the service of his country in East Java, Indonesia.

Source: ancestry.com


Charles W. Karban, Jr. was born Sept. 1, 1917 to Charles W. (Sr.) and Wauneta M. Karban. He died Jan. 20, 1945 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy.

Sgt. Karban served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 827th Bomber Squadron, 484th Bomber Group, Heavy and was MIA/FOD/KIA on a mission to Linz, Austria and awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal.

Source: ancestry.com


Leonard L. Kelly was born Oct. 27, 1914 to George and Emma Tellin Shadle/Kelly. He died June 20, 1944 and is buried in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Sgt. Kelly served in World War II with the U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 67th Armored Division and was KIA and awarded the Purple Heart for his role in the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy.

Source: ancestry.com


Thomas Raymond Kelley, Jr. was born Oct. 15, 1925 to Thomas Raymond (Sr.) and Jessie Mildred High Kelley. He died Dec. 18, 1944 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Kelley served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Spence (DD-512) which capsized and sank in a major typhoon “Typhoon Cobra” in the Philippine Sea.

Source: ancestry.com


Byron Anthony Kirk was born Aug. 6, 1919 to Thomas B. and Josephine Marie Barth Kirk. He died Nov. 1, 1943 and is buried in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines and has a cenotaph in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Capt. Kirk served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and was MIA/KIA during landing operations on Bougainville.

Source: ancestry.com


Samuel Stuart Koch was born Sept. 6, 1913 to Milton Henry and Anna Viretta Everhart Koch. He died Nov. 13, 1942 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and has a cenotaph in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, IA.

Petty Officer Koch served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was KIA in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Howard Francis Kohl was born Oct. 16, 1918 to Eldon Louis and Grace Everhart Kohl. He died Oct. 11, 1944 and is buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, IA.

Lt. Kohl served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 101st Airborne Division and was KIA in Holland.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert Edward Koutsky was born Nov. 15, 1921 to Edward and Barbara Kasparek Koutsky. He died Apr. 21, 1944 and is buried in Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Sgt. Koutsky served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 740th Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force and was KIA in Italy.

Source: ancestry.com


Norman Carl Krapf was born about 1924 to Carl Edward and Alice Jane Wiley Krapf. He died May 19, 1944 and is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Sgt. Krapf served in World War II with the U.S. Army 579th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy and died in the service of his country and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Virgil V. Kriz was born May 13, 1922 to Victor J. and Emma Carrie Lukesh Kriz. He died Aug. 17, 1944 and is buried in Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France.

Cpl. Kriz served in World War II with the U.S. Army 756th Tank Battalion and was KIA in France and awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald Edward AKA Edward Donald Kuhn was born June 25, 1924 to Henry George and Kathryn Kuhn. He died July 17, 1944 and is buried in Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Pvt. Kuhn served in World War II with the U.S. Army 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division and died of wounds received in action in France and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019; updated Apr 2019

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