Allard Robert (1918 - 1942)
Surnames: Kennedy, Gehin
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/21/1943
Kennedy, Allard Robert (11 Apr. 1918 - 14 Dec. 1942)
Sgt. Allard Robert Kennedy of Abbotsford was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific area on Dec. 14, according to a telegram received by his wife in Abbotsford, Wis.
Earlier, some doubt had been placed on an official message which stated that the sergeant was missing in action since Dec. 5th, due to the fact that his wife had received a letter from her husband dated Dec. 7.
Allard Robert Kennedy was born on April 11, 1918, in Ontario, Wis. He came to Abbotsford with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Kennedy, in the fall of 1921 and grew to manhood in Abbotsford, Wis. He graduated from the Abbotsford, Wis. High School in 1936. After attending Sterling College in Kansas for a year, he was employed at South Havens, Mich., and also at Stetsonville as a meat cutter. For several years he was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, 121st F.A. Before leaving for Michigan, he received his honorable discharge from the guards. And while in the employ of the Oscar Mayer Packing Co. in Madison, he was inducted into the U.S. army and was sent to Camp Livingston where he was a member of the 128th infantry. At this camp he received the rank of corporal while he was assistant company clerk in an antitank company. On March 29, 1941, he and Miss Elsie Gehin of Madison were married at Dubuque, Iowa. He sailed for Australia with the 32nd division and was promoted to sergeant in Australia. He was known to have been in New Guinea.
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