Kessler, Olla Albert

Date of birth:
November 17th, 1921 (Independence/Kansas, United States)
Service number:
02 043 179
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Olla Albert Kessler was commissioned at Hawaii on December 27th, 1941 and served in the Pacific until March 29th, 1945. He reached the rank of Captian and served with Company E, 161st Infantry Regiment. He was honorably discharged on October 29th, 1948 at the Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Californiš.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1948
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Awarded for a wound received at Luzon on February 17th, 1945.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Awarded for a wound received at March 27th, 1945 during the assault on Norton's Knob, Luzon.
Second PH awarded in the form of a bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first PH.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded with three bronze campaign stars for "GUADALCANAL", "NORTHERN SOLOMONS" and "LUZON".
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

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