Lovell Parker McKeown

Born: 3 December 1909 in (see note 2)
Died: 29 May 1943 in (see note 1)

Father: Ady Royal McKeown
Mother: Lena Pearl Haney


Note (1) Note from his father, Ady McKeown's obituary. Lovell was killed in Aleutian Islands at Atter while serving with the U.S. Army.

Muscatine Johnal and News-Tribune, Muscatine, Iowa. 17 June 1943, page 2:
Sgt. McKeown is fatally injured in Army service. Sgt. Lovell Parker McKeown,
grandson of M. P. McKeown of near Letts, was killed in action in the North
American area on May 29, according to information received by Mr. McKeown from the war department. Sgt. McKeown was a sone of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McKeown of Seattle. He had visited his grandfather at different times and was known in this locality. Sgt. McKeown was serving with the infantry. No details of the action in which he met death were revealed.

Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Muscatine, Iowa. 30 December 30 1948, Page 88. Sgt. Lovell Parker McKeown, grandson of M. P. McKeown of Mediapolis, killed in action May 29, 1943, on Attu in the Aleutians. Body returned for burial in September of this year.
Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, The | Muscatine, Iowa | Saturday, July
10, 1943 | Page 2.
PurpIe Heart Medal Awarded To Sgt. Sgt. Lovell Parker McKeown, grandson of M. P. McKeown and son of A. H. McKeown of Letts, route 1, has been awarded the Purple Heart medal posthumously, according to word received by the father. Sgt. McKeown was killed in action in the North American area on May 29, 1943, according to word received by the relatives on June 17 of this year. A letter received Friday by the McKeowns from Henry L. Stimson, secretary of war, follows: "At the request of the president, I write to inform you that the Purple Heart has been awarded posthumously to your son, Sgt. Lovell P. McKeown, infantry, who sacrificed his life in defense of his country. Little that we can do or say will console, you for the death of your loved one. We profoundly appreciate the greatness of your loss, for in a very real sense the loss suffered by any of us in this battle for our country is a loss shared by all of us. When the medal, which you will shortly receive, reaches vou. I want you. to know that with it goes my sincerest sympathy and the hope that time and the victory of our cause will finally lighten the burden of your grief."
Date from: US Veterans Gravestive, 1775-2006