Richard J. Kenny

NAME
Richard Joseph Kenny
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
288865
UNIT
Company G
Second Battalion
2nd Marines
HOME OF RECORD
4353 30th Street, San Diego, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Geraldine Kenny
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
ENTERED SERVICE
July 12, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
January 13, 1943
REGION
Solomon Islands
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Richard Kenny served as a non-commissioned officer with G/2/2nd Marines during the battle of Guadalcanal.

He was killed in action on 13 January 1943, the day the American forces commenced their final offensive against Japanese holdouts on the island’s north coast. His body was not recovered from the battlefield.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles & Records:

Excerpt from the muster roll of G/2/2, January 1943.

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