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William Kahler
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer
  • Home Town: Fairland
  • Wartime Locations: Served aboard the USS Hornet CVS12 aircraft carrier.
  • Wartime Service Dates: December 1962 - December 1963
  • Unit: B Division
  • Medals: Good Conduct
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Fearoll Kannarr
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: ABH - 2
  • Home Town: Chanute, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Carribean Sea - Vietnam - Laos
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1962-1963
  • Major Battles: Cuban Blockade, Gulf of Tonkin
  • Unit: Cuban Blockade, USS Randolph, Vietnam, Laos, USS Ticonderoga
  • Medals: Armed forces Expeditionary Medal w/ bronze star, Navy Expeditionary medal and Vietnam Service Medal
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Gerald Kanute
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Walnut, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1952-1954
  • Major Battles: Korean Police Action
  • Unit: Artilliary Battery 937
  • Medals: Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal
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Emil Kapaun, Chaplain
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Captain
  • Home Town: Wichita, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Burma
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946 India and 1950 assigned to a Prisoner of War Camp in North Korea where he later died
  • Major Battles: Drove ambulance with wounded soldiers
  • Unit: 8th Cavalry, Reg 1st Cavalry Division
  • Medals: Gold Star, Bronze Star July, 2010, congress introduced legislation to receive the "Medal of Honor"
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  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SFC - Sergeant First Class
  • Wartime Locations: IRAQ
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2004-2005
  • Unit: 891st
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John Karr
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private 2nd Class
  • Home Town: Humboldt, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Iola, KS Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Wartime Service Dates: 10-28-03 - 5-22-05Dakota passed away on 5-22-05
  • Unit: 891st Iola Unit HQ CO
  • Accomplishments: Basic Training and 9 months later he graduated from Humboldt High School. Dakota made good friends that are still loyal to him, miss him and leave gifts on his grave. They built a cross that stands on the Neosho River Bridge on old Hwy. 169 north of Chanute, KS that says, "WE LOVE DAKOTA KARR".
  • Medals: Unarmed Combat Medal and a medal for shooting a rifle accurately.
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Robert Karraker
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sgt.
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1968-1969
  • Unit: 28th Infantry
  • Medals: 3 purple hearts, 1 silver star, 2 bronze stars with valor
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Johnnie Karry Jr.
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: warrent of
  • Home Town: Parsons
  • Wartime Locations: Leyte and Okinawa
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1945
  • Major Battles: WW2
  • Unit: 96 division 382 regiment
  • Accomplishments: Made Beach head on both islands
  • Medals: Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars,Presidental Citation and Philippines Liberation Combat Service Badge
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George Kasten
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Communications Technician 2nd Class
  • Home Town: Columbus, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1952-1955
  • Medals: Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal
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Bob Kaulbach
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: M M 3 Class
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1950-1953
  • Unit: VR6-MATS
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Kenneth Keely
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Specialist 4th Class
  • Home Town: Columbus, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Demilitarized Zone in the division between North and South on the 38th Parallel.
  • Wartime Service Dates: The Korean War armistice was reached in July 1953 but the US Army continued to guard the de-militarized zone that was established between North and South Korea.
  • Unit: Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry
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Leroy Keesee
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • Wartime Service Dates: Dec 1941 - Nov 1945
  • Unit: Battery C 543rd AntiAircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion
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Howard Keith
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC 4
  • Home Town: Foster
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1963-1966
  • Major Battles: none
  • Unit: 62D20 Surf Equip Opr
  • Medals: Republic of Vietnam Campain Medal with device--Expert (rifle) National Defense Service Medal--Vietnam Service Medal --2 overseas Bars
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Louis Keith
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Pearl Harbor & Marshall Islands
  • Wartime Service Dates: June 1943 - Dec 1945
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Alvin Keller
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Third Class Petty Officer
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Philippines, Guam, Okinawa Island, Tokyo Bay, Japan
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1945
  • Major Battles: WWII
  • Unit: USS Salamaua
  • Medals: Purple Heart Recipient
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Eric Keller
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1987 to 1991
  • Major Battles: Desert Storm, Desert Shield
  • Unit: Crew Chief for 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle Division
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Randy Keller
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: sergent
  • Home Town: ft. dodge iowa - currently Pittsburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: persian gulf war, dessert storm, operation iraqi freedom
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1992-1993-desert storm2005-2006-operation iraqi freedom
  • Major Battles: desert storm, operation iraqi freedom
  • Unit: first batallion 2nd MareiV charlie company
  • Medals: overseas medal,sharp shooter medal for riffle/pistol, and several others.
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Milo Kellerman
  • Branch: Army
  • Rank: E-5
  • Home Town: Iola, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: Dec 1970-May 1972
  • Unit: 15th Eng. Combat Engineers
  • Accomplishments: Army Accommodation, Sharp Shooter Expert, Vietnam Service Medal
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Azariah Kelley
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Second Segeant
  • Home Town: Pittsburg
  • Wartime Locations: Ky.,Tenn., Ga., Tex.
  • Wartime Service Dates: Oct. 5, 1861 - Nov. 24 1865
  • Major Battles: Shiloh,Chickamauga,Missonary Ridge,Chattanooga,Lookout Mountain,Stone Mountain,Atlanta,Franklin,Nashville,Occupation Duty San Antonio Texas
  • Unit: Company G 9th Ohio Volunteers Infantry
  • Medals: G.A.R Medal
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Harry Kelley, Jr.
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: E-2
  • Home Town: Louisburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1968-1972
  • Major Battles: Haiphong Harbor
  • Unit: Ship Company V-1 Div. Flight Deck Crew (Crash Crew)
  • Medals: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Navy Good Conduct Medal, Meritoriour Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver & 2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (foreign), Republic of Vietnam MUC Gallantry Cross (foreign), Navy Honorable Discharge Button (USN)
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Harry Kelly
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Chief Boatson Mate
  • Home Town: Basehor, KS
  • Wartime Locations: South Pacific
  • Wartime Service Dates: Sept 1940 - Sept 1945
  • Major Battles: Battle of the Java Sea
  • Unit: Ships Company Boatson Mate
  • Accomplishments: Already in Pacific's sea when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Lost ship he was on in February 1942, became Prisoner of War for 3 1/2 years.
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Josephine Kelly
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Unit: Emergency Medical Technician
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Patrick Kelly
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Cpl-E4
  • Home Town: Neosho, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Cuba and Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1963-Cuba1966-66-Vietnam
  • Unit: MAE-24,28 MAW Div
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Thomas Kelly
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: sargent
  • Home Town: Neosho, MO
  • Wartime Locations: South East Asia Ubon Thiland, Germany
  • Wartime Service Dates: 09/04/70-04/74
  • Major Battles: Vietnam War
  • Unit: Field Maintance
  • Accomplishments: In his eyes he came home alive. He was under mortor fire in Ubon.
  • Medals: Normal Medals
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