Peyton, Kenneth P.

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1922
Date of death:
January 13th, 1998
Buried on:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: 23. Row: 0. Grave: 11.
Service number:
18 072 395
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Kenneth P. Peyton enlisted on June 9th, 1942.

For his part in the occupation forces in Germany, Kenneth Peyton also received the Army of Occupation Medal with "GERMANY" clasp.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Battery A, 380th Field Artillery Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division "Ozark", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Battle for Linnich, crossing site of the Roer river, December 2nd, 1944.

Retrieved an ignited fragmentation grenade and carried it outside the pillbox command post were it exploded in mid-air. Thus saving many casualties.
General Orders No. 36, Headquarters 102nd Infantry Division (1944).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Received with two bronze campaign stars.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

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