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Kenneth Keith Laudenklos
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1925
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Death: May 10, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

Son of Alex Laudenklos.
US Marine Corps - Enlisted on 10-20-1943 - Private - 22nd Marine Regt. 6th Marine Division - Killed in acton at Okinawa Island. Service held on 5-6-1949 when his remains were returned to the US.
From the web site:
Private Kenneth K. Laudenklos, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Laudenklos, of Monroe, Nebraska, was born in Platte County on July 11, 1925, and was killed in action on Okinawa on May 10, 1945.

He received his formal education in the Monroe schools, and in 1943, during his junior year in high school, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On October 20, 1943, Private Laudenklos went to Camp Ellis at San Diego, California, for his basic training, and was sent overseas to the Pacific Area in March, 1944. He took part in the invasion of Guam after which he was sent back to a rest camp where he received advanced training.

On Easter Sunday, 1945, the Sixth Marine Division of which he was a member, landed on Okinawa where he was killed in battle on May 10. Decorations earned by Private Kenneth Laudenklos included: The Presidential Unit Citation, with ribbon bar and one star, presented to the Sixth Marine Division Re-Enforced for service on Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the Victory medal, and the Purple Heart.

Private Kenneth K. Laudenklos had two sisters and three brothers: Ann, Mrs. Melvin Bullock; Katharine, Alex, Jr., Edward and Daniel Laudenklos. His brothers were all veterans of World War II.

Private Laudenklos was returned to the United States for burial. Services were held for him at the Union Church in Monroe, Nebraska, on May 6, 1949, when Reverend Benjamin Hillier officiated, assisted by the Reverend Wallace.
Family links: 
  Alex Laudenklos (1888 - 1984)
  Susie Thayer Laudenklos (1895 - 1975)
  Anna H. Laudenklos Bullock (1918 - 2012)*
  Katherine E. Laudenklos Gerber (1919 - 1999)*
  Alex E. Laudenklos (1921 - 1987)*
  Edward A. Laudenklos (1922 - 1999)*
  Daniel O. Laudenklos (1924 - 2005)*
  Kenneth Keith Laudenklos (1925 - 1945)
*Calculated relationship
Columbus Cemetery
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Don
Record added: Jun 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19673211
Kenneth Keith Laudenklos
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
Kenneth Keith Laudenklos
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Thank you for your service to our country,because of you,and men like you,WE, The People of The United States of America will ALWAYS enjoy FREEDOM !! Rest in peace.
- Loren Bender
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011

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