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Obituaries > KUNKLE, KENNETH K.

A memorial service for Kenneth K. Kunkle was held Saturday, January 27 [2001], at 11 a.m. at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Home. Corporal Kunkle and 20 other Marines died [August 17, 1942] nine months after the United States entered World War II, when the 2nd Marine Raiders launched an attack on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands of the South Pacific. In early January, 59 years after his death, the Marine Corps returned Corporal Kunkle’s cremated remains to his family for burial in his father’s grave in the Mountain Home Cemetery. Jimmy Roach and Jim Elliott represented the Yellville American Legion and the Yellville D.A.V. Post at the service.