Iowa WWII Veterans Bonus application submitted by Kenneth
L. Powell on 14 June 1949.
Kenneth was credited with
34 months of service including 22 overseas. He was awarded a total
of $345 as a consequence.
for Kenneth L. Powell in Rosehill Cemetery, Menlo (Guthrie county),
Kenneth enlisted n the
Army at Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA on 2 March 1943 and was assigned to
Company H, 508th PIR.
Pfc Powell was listed as
MIA from 6 June to 11 June 1944. He was promoted to Cpl on 18
Cpl Powell was wounded in
action in Holland on 23 September 1944.
He was wounded again in
Belgium on 31 January 1945 and rejoined the company on 15 April 1945.
Sgt Powell had sufficient
points to be amongst the first 508ers sent home from the ETO. He
was discharged on 11 August 1945.
His military decorations
include the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy beachheads and