Saturday, December 3, 2016

PVT Elden Lawrence Kuehn

PVT Elden Lawrence Kuehn was born 19 Jan 1922 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Herman August and Esther Lucy (Wolff) Kuehn. His father worked as a finisher in a furniture factory and as a laborer for the Works Progress Administration.

After entering the Army and completing basic training, Elden was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 24 Oct 1944. PVT Kuehn was injured but not in combat on 3 Nov 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He was returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 29 Nov 1944.  PFC Kuehn was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944.

PFC Kuehn was repatriated in 1949 and is buried in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

His brother, Robert Gene Kuehn, served as an Army PFC during the war.

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