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Leo. J. Kaelin of 325 Glider Infantry Regiment, d Normandie June 11, 44

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Leo. J. Kaelin of 325 Glider Infantry Regiment, d Normandie June 11, 44

Thomas Schlup (View posts)
Posted: 29 May 2004 5:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear all
whilst researching for an article on people or descendants from Einsiedeln having taken part in D-Day ops, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the «Einsiedler Anzeiger», the name of Leo J. Kaelin of Kentucky could not be tied up. Apparently he was born or grew up in Kentucky and was a member of G Company, 325 GIR, 82nd Airborne. They went into battle on June 7th, and he is listed as DOW (died of wounds) and is buried in the cementry of Colville St. Laurent. There was a Leo Kaelin in Shumate School, Stith Valley School in 1924 together with a Casper and a Nettie Catherine.
Incidentally, a William J. Kaelin of 23 Inf 2 Div (New Jersey) is also buried in the same cemetry and he is a second cousin to Ms. Marie-Louise Oberholzer-Kälin of Einsiedeln. That's how the ball got rolling. Your replies are most apprecieated over here in Einsiedeln, thank you very much in advance

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