Pvt. Lawrence A. Killion
Enlisted: 17 March 1943 New Cumberland, PA
3rd Platoon B. Company 643rd TD BN.
Born: 24 September 1911 Place: Chest Township, Clearfield County, PA
Died: 16 April 1945 Place: Güterglück, Germany
Date of Temp Burial: 24 April 1945 at: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)
Location: Plot: HH Row: 1 Grave: 5
Date of Final Buriel: 25 January 1949 Place: Fairview Cemetery, LaJose, PA
Father: Harry Killion Mother: Loy A. Killion (Smith)
Up to now the only picture I have about Lawrence .... He's standing behind the guy (Bryce Horton) who's sitting on the TD Gun barrel
"Tank Crew 3rd Platoon B-Company 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion"
Info received from;
John Killion, his dad was Lawrence first cousin.
First E-mail received from John Killion, after he signed my Guestbook.
I also have a cousin of my father's buried in the Netherlands. His name is Arthur Killion. I'm wondering where you found the info on Lawrence. I am always looking for interesting info facts on my relatives that served during those trying times. I can take a picture of Lawrence Killion's grave but don't however have a picture. His father Harry was my grandfather's brother making him my father's 1st cousin as my grandfather's name was John Kelly Killion. Yes the spelling is Killion. I do have some relatives that spell it with an A. Off the top of my head he might have spelled it with an a also. Lawrence is buried in the same cemetary as my mother and father along with my grandparents and great grandparents. The letter mentions Harry Hershal Killion. I have seen his grave but am not familiar as how he died. Lawrence is buried next to his parents. My father served in the anti aircraft in N.Africa and the in the 87th mountain division in Sicily and Italy. Good to hear from you and thank you for writing me.
Info from Webpage White Township Cambria County, PA
Lawrence A. Killion, son of Harry and Loy A. Killion of Utahville, Pa., RD, born in Chest Township, Clearfield County, Pa., on September 24, 1911, inducted into the Army services March 10, 1942, was killed in action with the 9th Army in Germany on April 16, 1945. He was in the armed forces three years and one month. Surviving are the father and mother, six sisters and one brother. His oldest brother, Harry Hershal Killion preceded him to the grave, July 21, 1942. His youngest and only brother surviving is serving in the armed forces in the South Pacific. Lawrence was a very efficient operator and mechanic of equipment and machinery, being so since school age. Engaged with his father and brothers in mill and lumber operations. His father, mother, sisters and brother cannot express in words the profound sorrow this vacancy, and loss has placed in their hearts. We wish to thank the extreme host of friends, who extended their sympathy in our time of bereavement. Sincerely, Father, Mother and Family.
Pvt. Arthur R. Killion
KIA: 24 Feb 1945
Buried: American Military Cemetery Margraten The Netherlands, location: C-16-26
Unit: 405th Infantry Regiment, G-Company, 102nd Infantry Division. (OZARK)
Arthur was KIA near Erkelenz, Germany while clearing the path to the Rhine River.