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KIMBALL, John (PFC)
|Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 2 Aug 1945, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|Name:||KIMBALL, John (PFC)|
|Death Date:||11 Apr 1945|
|Obituary Date:||2 Aug 1945|
|Contributed by:||Lisa Baker|
|Remarks:||PFC. JOHN KIMBALL LOST LIFE IN GERMANY|
(photo) PFC. KIMBALL
Pfc. John R. Kimball, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Kimball, of this place, was killed April 11 at Aschen, Germany, according to word received by his parents.
The soldier, a member of one of Ebensburg’s best known families, previously had been reported killed without further particulars.
He was a junior in St. Francis College, Loretto, when he entered the armed forces December 1, 1943. Pfc. Kimball won a scholarship to the college in a contest sponsored by The Johnstown Democrat. He was taking a course in science.
He won the scholarship by writing an outstanding essay on the subject “How I Want to Spend My Life.” He won first prize among six contestants. (A reference to this is made in our editorial column this week.)