John Ervin Kennedy was born March 10, 1925 in Bristow, Oklahoma. He was drafted into the Army around 9/7/43 right after he married Ruth Loutisha Gilliam. He went to boot camp in Camp Fannin, TX & shipped out to England on D-day. He served in the 90th Infantry Division, 359th Infantry Reg, HQ Co, 2nd Batallion as a Wire Team Member. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge at Ardennes. Sadly, he passed away Monday, July 6, 2009 in Reseda, California after battling lung cancer for 20 months.