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2LT James Clair Kierstead

2LT James Clair Kierstead

Birth
Four Falls, Victoria County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 12 Dec 1943 (aged 27)
Italy
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot C, 0, 3357
Memorial ID 873691 · View Source
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James served as a 2nd Lt., 504th Parachute Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 19, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Amusement and/or Recreation Attendant and also as Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" in Italy during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Italy and was later repatriated here on March 8, 1949.

Service # O1310941

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 873691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT James Clair Kierstead (18 Feb 1916–12 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 873691, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .