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Kenneth E. Crawford

Webster, Kentucky Born 1931
Private, U.S. Army
Service Number 15454624
Killed in Action
Died June 14, 1953 in Korea

Private Crawford was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on June 14, 1953. Private Crawford was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Obituary of Kenneth E. Crawdord

Funeral services for Pvt. Kenneth Crawford, 20, who died June 14 while in combat in Korea, were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Clay, with the pastor, the Rev. John C. Bassett, officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay, with the Billy G. Mitchell Post 289, American Legion, in charge. The body was brought to Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay at 3 p.m. Sunday, accompanied by his brother, Pfc. Edward Crawford, who was in Japan. Pvt. Crawford entered the service in April 1951 and was sent to Korea in January 1953. Surviving are the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford of Clay; the brother in the service and another brother, Charles Crawford of Clay; a half-sister, Joyce Crawford; and five step-sisters, Mrs. Aubrey Gibson, Dorothy, Lottie, Bernice and Rosalee Short; and two half-brothers, Herschel and Franklin Short, all of Clay.**

Providence Journal-Enterprise; Thursday, August 20, 1953; used with permission.

Transcriber's note: Kenneth Crawford's stone in I.O.O.F. Cemetery provides the following information about his military unit; "Pvt. Co. E. 65 Inf. Rego Korea
P.H. 'Killed in Action'"

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