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Kenneth Edward Van Allen

Kenneth Van Allen


                         Name: Kenneth Edward Van Allen

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

                         Unit:

                         Rank: Musician 2nd Class

                         Dates of Service: 10/28/1942-2/10/1946

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                         Van Allen Brothers' WWII Story, 1943

Kenneth Edward Van Allen was born on February 24, 1923 in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio; he was the son of Clifford Henwood Van Allen (1871-1934) and Lavenia Jane "Janie" Fleming (1891-1988).  In 1930, Kenneth was living with his parents and siblings in Cunningham, Fluvanna County, Virginia.  Kenneth enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1942, and three of his brothers, Alfred, Roland Louis, and Russell Clifford Van Allen, also enlisted in the U.S. military during WWII.  Kenneth and two of his Van Allen brothers are shown in the below photo with their mother, Janie, ca. 1942:


L to R:  Alfred Van Allen, Janie Van Allen, Harold Van Allen, Russell Clifford Van Allen; and Kenneth Edward Van Allen.

Kenneth married Opal Worth Marshall in Bath, Virginia, on December 27, 1947.  Shown below is a photo of Kenneth and Opal Van Allen in the late 1940's.

Opal  Worth (Marshall) and Kenneth Edward Van Allen

Kenneth Edward Van Allen passed away on May 13, 1999, in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, and he is buried next to his wife, Opal (1923-2000) in Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover, Virginia.

Kenneth Edward and Opal M. Van Allen Gravestone, Signal Hill Memorial Park


 
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