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T-4 Michael J. Kilian


Birthdate: November 7th, 1924
Place of Birth: Pleasantville, Tennesee
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Michelle - A Red Cross Volunteer Mike met in London
Family Notes: Family lost farm in depression, moved to Mobile, Ala. seeking work.  Father died of illness.  Oldest of 4 Children.

Other Notes: Requested immediate transfer from stateside unit for combat duty.
Post War Plans: To find a nice girl and start a large family.

Occupation: Machinist-Apprentice on the Mobile & Ohio Rail Rode; Student
Highest Grade of School Completed: 3 and a half years H.S.; Graduated early to enlist.
Date of Enlistment: December 11th, 1941
Place of Enlistment: Mobile, Alabama
Promoted  to T-5: July 29th 1942
Promoted to T-4: June 1, 1944
Specialty: Translator (German)
-Good Conduct Medal 2nd Award
       (Revoked 1st Award, conduct unbecomming an NCO 29 JUL 42 to 17 AUG 43)
       - ETO Ribbon
       -Expert Rifleman's Badge
       -Sharpshooter's Badge - Pistol