Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ensign James Ruemmeli McKelvey

Located at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK.
In Loving Memory Of A Most
Devoted Son And Brother

Ensign James Ruemmeli McKelvey
U.S. Naval Reserve

Born June 9, 1922, Tulsa
Wounded in action May 3, 1945, off  Okinawa
On L.S.M. (R) 195 - Died May 25 at Guam
At Rest Here, April 10, 1948

1937 - 1941
Kemper Military School Member of Military and Scholastic Honor Societies
Cadet Lieutenant Distinguished Cadet Award
Reserve Officer's training corps - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Awarded certification of avaliablity for commission 2nd LIEUT. U.S. Army
1941 - 1944
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Member Student Chapter American Institute  Chemical Engineers
Engineering News Staff Gridiron Society Sigma Chi Fraternity
U.S.S. Prairie State Midshipman School N.Y. City
Comissioned Ensign February 24, 1944
Naval training school Pennsylvania State College
Certifcate Disel Engineering July 10, 1944
Amphibious Training  Command
- Little Creek, Virginia, October 15, 1944
Navy Station Charleston, South Carolina
Commissioned Engineer Officer of USM (R) 195 November 24, 1944
Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal - American Area Campaign Medal
Purple Heart

And thus prepared to fulfill life's responsiblities to the glory
of God and fellowman he gave his todays that you and you might
have your tommorrows. Be on your guard that never again shall we
deliberately commit the folly of furnishing materials of war to
a nation known to be in the process of waging war against us.

James Ruemmeli McKelvey
June 9, 1922 - May 25, 1945

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