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Private First Class Patrick L. Kessler, USA (May 23, 1944)

see url Patrick L. Kessler was born on March 17, 1922 in Middletown, Ohio. According to his enlistment record, he was drafted on September 8, 1942, had completed just two years of high school, was working as a dairy farmer, and had once been married but was divorced and left no dependents.

click Based on his induction date into the United States Army, I’m assuming that he was posted to the 3rd Infantry Division as a replacement for combat losses; I was not able to determine when he joined the division’s 30th Infantry Regiment in its 3rd Battalion, Company K.

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