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John Kirkland, decorated World War II veteran of B-26 missions, dies at 95

 
Posted on March 9, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Editor’s note:  John Kirkland was a long-time member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa

John KirklandBy Tim Stanley
Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK © 2016 BH Media Group, Inc.

John Kirkland, a retired Tulsa mortgage banker and decorated World War II veteran, died March 3, family members said.

He was 95.

Kirkland was featured last November in the Tulsa World series, “Serving our country: World War II veterans remember.”

A service is set for noon Saturday, March 12 at Moore’s Southlawn Funeral Home.

A life member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, he was guest of honor Nov. 10 at HBA’s military appreciation event.

A B-26 radio operator and side gunner with the 441st Bomb Squadron, 320th Bomb Group, Kirkland flew missions in support of Allied... Read the entire article at the Tulsa World website.

 

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