Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Jane Kerr Blackburn, Wife, Ada. Born August 6, 1!J21. Enlisted August 10, 1943. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order Qf the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Byng, Oklahoma. Employed at the Hazel-Atlas Plant, Ada, before enlistment. Served overseas eleven months with the 41st Division on New Guinea, Biak, Mindanao, Palawan, Tawi Tawi, and Jolo in Pacific area. Wounded in action April 24, 1945, on Jolo Island. Died April 29, 1945, of wounds at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands.

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