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SGT Kenneth James Lowe

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SGT Kenneth James Lowe

Mr. Lowe was known by some of his friends as "Kay" in high school. He authored a social commentary article for his high school newspaper that was selected for the regional reporting awards at Drake University in the high school level. This submission was titled "Klippings by Kenny". He also covered sports for the paper and participated in golf and basketball as well as student government, elected vice-president his Senior year. He also drove a 1930'S Ford Roadster, tan in color, that his schoolmates seemed very proud of. Once, the school paper suggested that "Kay may be down with a bad bout of spring fever if he had to drive his car the whole two blocks to school". This may also be the reason Kenny was reported by the same paper to be the only person in the school district who was neither late to a class or missed a day of school, a true perfect attendance, at the time of his graduation. Musically, Kenny would one day play in the Marine Corps' 3rd Division Band.
Mr. Lowe had a sister, Theda Loree, who died after one day in this life, in 1926. His mother, Grace (Daymude) Lowe, passed in August, 1940, before the war started. Raymond Kenneth Lowe, Kenny Lowe's father, passed away in 1953, leaving Kenny's younger brother, Arthur, 22, to carry on alone.

Entered the service December 4, 1940, U.S.M.C.

Served May 6, 1941 to December 22, 1943 U.S.S. Saratoga

June 29, 1944 to March 11, 1945 U.S.M.C. Operations in The South Pacific

Company "L", 3rd Btn., 21st Reg., 3rd Inf. Div., (Fleet Marine Force)

Presidential Unit Citation-Febuary 19-28, 1945 21st Marine Regiment, 5th Amphibious Corps, Iwo Jima, Japan

Posthumously awarded Silver Star "FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION" while in combat on March 10, 1945, Iwo Jima, Japan

Purple Heart March 10, 1945

Died of Wounds-March 11, 1945
Cause of death: Gun Shot Wound, side


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Iowa.
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 81457231
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Kenneth James Lowe (19 Feb 1921–11 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81457231, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by JB (contributor 47292730) .