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Harold G. Kiner
Birth: Apr. 14, 1924
Death: Oct. 2, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in Company F, 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Palenberg, Germany, on October 2, 1944. His citation reads "With 4 other men, he was leading in a frontal assault 2 October 1944, on a Siegfried Line pillbox near Palenberg, Germany. Machinegun fire from the strongly defended enemy position 25 yards away pinned down the attackers. The Germans threw hand grenades, 1 of which dropped between Pvt. Kiner and 2 other men. With no hesitation, Private Kiner hurled himself upon the grenade, smothering the explosion. By his gallant action and voluntary sacrifice of his own life, he saved his 2 comrades from serious injury or death". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on June 23, 1945. 

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Aline-Star Cemetery
Aline
Alfalfa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 94, Row 6
GPS (lat/lon): 36.5059, -98.43573
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6403982
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