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John K. Penrod
Second Lieutenant, Untied States Army
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Courtesy of the West Virginia Veterans Database:

Last Name: Penrod
First Name: John
Middle Name or Initial: K
Sex: M
County: Marion, West Virginia
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: 01323962
Date of Death: 1944/09/28
Place of Death: Holland
Cause of Death: DOW
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
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Father: Charles T
Mother: Glenna
Spouse: Frances M. Colebank
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Children: Karen Sue
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Source: Pentagon form; Fairmont Times West Virginian - reburial notice - 6 February 1949

Notes: He graduated from Fairmont HS in 1940.He was a graduate of the Infantry Officer Candidate school, and later transferred to the paratroopers and received his "boots and wings". He went overseas with the 101st Airborne division, 50th
parachute Infantry Co. and took part in the invasion of Holland on September 18, 1944. He had been employed with the Baltimore and Ohio RR in Fairmont prior to entering the service.

Posted: 6 September 2002  Updated: 19 August 2003  Updated: 17 September 2005
101st Airborne Division

Purple Heart Medal