Kenneth Holland Jaynes was initially buried at Okinawa, 7th Division Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto.
Buried Knoxville National Cemetery
The Loudon County Herald, August 9, 1945
Pfc. Kenneth H. Jaynes was killed in action on Okinawa June 10, 1945, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johan Jaynes of Philadelphia. Pfc. Jaynes was employed by CEW and lived in Philadelphia before entering the service of his country in September, 1944. He had served overseas since February, 1945, first in the Mariana Islands, then in Okinawa where death came.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, Dewayne, Kenney and Tommy, all of Sweetwater; his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Hoban Emerson of Knoxville, Juanita and Helen of Philadelphia; and two brothers, Cecil and Estil, both of Philadelphia.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 24 November 1922
- Date of death: 10 June 1945
- County: Loudon
- Hometown: Sweetwater
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 17th Infantry
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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