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KIMBALL, John (PFC)


SOURCE NOTATION:
    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 2 Aug 1945, Contributed by Lisa Baker

 
Name:   KIMBALL, John (PFC)
Death Date:   11 Apr 1945
Age:   19
Newspaper:   Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald
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.)

 

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