Kenneth G. Quist Killed in Action

by Laurel | February 25th, 2012

Note: this obituary is an effort to supply a little more information on Kenneth G. Quist, one of the 210 WWII casualties recently published on the Holyoke History Room blog.

27 October 1942

Believed to Have Been With the Marine Corps in the Solomon Islands

Holyoke, Oct. 26 — Mr. and Mrs. George Quist of 413 Maple Street confirmed the report that their son, Kenneth G. Quist, 19, had been lost in action with the United States Marines. The notification received by the family of his death had no information of the scene of action, but it was felt by the family that he was engaged in the Solomon Islands invasion.

Young Quist enlisted in the marines January 3 and trained at Parris Island, SC. He was transferred to the fleet marines, trained in landing on enemy held shores.

The youngster was born in Millville and attended the Kirby School in Willimansett, after the family moved to that section of Chicopee. He was employed at the American Thread company division here before his enlistment. His father is an employee of the Livingston Worsted Mills, Inc.

From The Springfield Republican.

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