Cpl. Rankin B. Kellogg, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M.L. Hinds, 1825 N.E 39th Avenue, was killed in action with his
paratroop Battalion in Holland September 19 according to a war
department telegram received by his mother.
A graduate of Hill Military Academy,
Kellogg entered the Army in October 1942, and asked for assignment to
the paratroops. His request was granted and he was told to report to the
508th Parachute infantry regiment at Ft. Benning Ga.
Just as his group was about to finish
it's training at the Georgia base, Kellogg was slightly injured in a
jump. He crawled out of his hospital bed and persuaded his doctor to let
him leave the hospital when he learned that his unit was shipping out
While in England he was injured again
and wrote his parents that doctors were trying to get him moved from the
paratroops into a less strenuous branch of service but that he was
fighting the move as best he could.
While in England his group received
the presidential unit citation.
Kellogg was the grandson of the late
Mr. And Mrs. E. A. Rankin and was engaged to Miss Helen Mills of 2807
N.E 62nd Avenue.
(the Oregonian, October 15 1944)
(courtesy of "Zuberfamilyor")
Grave marker for T/5 Rankin B. Kellogg in the Lincoln Memorial Park,
Portland (Multnomah), Oregon.
Rankin enlisted at Portland, OR on 30 Oct 1942 and was assigned to
Company F, 508th PIR.
appointed to the grade of Tec/5 on 21 July 1944 at about the same time
the unit was finishing its combat duty in Normandy.
T/5 Kellogg was killed in action in Holland on 21 Sep
1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart.