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Allen Kimmel Dies in
Battle During Invasion

Allen D. Kimmel

    The death of Technical Sergeant Allen D. Kimmel, August 18, during action in France, adds another gold star to the service flag of the Los Angeles Fire Department.  Young Kimmel entered the department August 4, 1941, spending some time at 24s and 19s, finally being sent to 25s on the A shift, from which station he went into the armed service.

    For three months he was stationed at Camp Kohler.  Demonstrating an interest in radio he was sent to Los Angeles where for some three and a half months he applied himself to this work in the National Schools.  He then was stationed at Drew Field, Florida for five months.  Following a short furlough which he spent at his home here he was sent with his contingent and became a member of the force invading Normandy.  By virtue of expressed ability and interest in his work he had became a technical sergeant, attached to radio activity.

    A native of Nebraska where he was born November 25, 1912, he made his home, with his wife, Mary, at 3416 Sabina avenue.  Mrs. Kimmel, seriously ill for some time is, at this writing, reported in a critical condition in a local hospital.

Source: The Firemen's Grapevine, September 1944

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