Timeline

1940

  • 16 Oct 1940:  Registered with the Selective Service System

1941

  • 06 Jun 1941:  Notice to appear for physical examination mailed
  • 17 Jun 1941:  Date of order to report for induction
  • 27 Jun 1941:  Date and time (9:00 AM) to report for transportation to induction station.
  • 28 Jun 1941:  Inducted into the Army of the United States at Fort Bragg, NC

1942

  • 28 Mar 1942:  Completed Medical Technicians Course
  • 22 Oct 1942:  Technician, 5th Grade

1943

  • 03 Nov 1943:  Entered Armed Forces Officers School at Fort Knox, KY
  • 29 Jan 1943:  Discharged to accept appointment as 2nd Lieutenant.  Rank at discharge - Technician, 5th Grade at Fort Knox KY
  • 30 Jan 1943:  Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, Army of the United States
  • 01 Feb 1943:  Married Elizabeth Trawick McKethan at Raeford, NC
  • 06 Nov 1943:  Completed the Armored Forces School

1944

  • 14 Mar 1944:  Last will and testament of Kenneth A. McKethan, signed and notarized at Camp Phillips, Kansas
  • 10 Aug 1944:  Departed the United States on the Queen Mary at War.  Departed from New York
  • 28 Aug 1944:  Arrived in Europe.  Arrived in Gourock, Scotland

1945

  • 15 Jan 1945:  Birth of eldest son, Kenneth A. McKethan, Jr.
  • 16 Feb 1945:  Appointment as 1st Lieutenant, Army of the United States
  • 03 Mar 1945:  Gallantry in Action in Bosinghoven Germany
  • 27 Apr 1945:  Awarded Silver Star
  • 31 Oct 1945:  Departed Europe from Southampton, England (verify this)
  • 12 Nov 1945: Arrived back in United States to New York

1946

  • 07 Jan 1946:  Separated from Army of the United States.