James Clifford Kennedy was born on 5 August 1925. He was the son of James M. Kennedy and Annie Bane. Brother of Hazel Mae Kelley, Ruth Kelley, Montie Kelley, Louise Kelley and George E. Kelley.

PFC Kennedy was initially buried at Okinawa 7th Division Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto

-U.S. Army, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
-Buried at Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, HI, F. 1036

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 3 May 1945
Pfc. James C. Kennedy, son of Mrs. Annie Kennedy, East Main Avenue, was killed in action recently on Okinawa. Private Kennedy, was but 16 when he enlisted four days after Pearl Harbor, in 1941, but told recruiters here that he was 18. His ruse was never learned by the Army and he served in four major campaigns, the battles of Attu, Kwapalein, Leyte and Okinawa. He went overseas in April, 1943. Private Kennedy is survived by his mother; four sisters, Misses Louise and Ruth Kennedy, Mrs. Mae Kelly and Mrs. Floyd Clabough and one brother, George Kennedy, all of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 August 1925
  • Date of death: 10 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Attu, Kwapalein, Leyte, Okinawa
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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