Kaneubbe, Silas Lamar - Became Marine Sergeant

CALIFORNIA, Santa Ana – SILAS LAMAR KANEUBBE, 90, passed away May 16, 2009, in Santa Ana, California. He was born in Goodland, Oklahoma, to Hampton and Sue Kaneubbe, employees of the Goodland Orphanage.

He was attending the University of Wichita in Kansas when Pearl Harbor happened. He had been a member of the Army’s 45th Division, but as war broke out through odd circumstances he became a Marine Master Sergeant serving in the Solomon Islands and Guadelcanal. After the war, he stayed at El Toro Marine Station in California for 37 years in a Navy Supply government job. He often gave presentations at elementary schools to teach students the culture and pride of the American Indian.  (Bishinik, July 2009)

 

 

 

 

 

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