Grand Island in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George H. Kinney
February 11, 1927 - April 25, 1951
Master Sergeant (M-Sgt) Kinney was born in North Tonawanda and spent some of his boyhood living with his aunt on Grand Island. He enlisted in the army in 1945 and served thirty months in Germany before being discharged in February 1950. He re-enlisted that May and was stationed in NY City with a military police detachment until October 1950 when he volunteered for service in Korea.
M-Sgt Kinney was a member of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division and [was] killed in action near Tongmang-ni, South Korea. He was awarded the Purple Heart and received several other honors.
A stone monument built entirely by Koreans in Munsan-ni, South Korea was dedicated to M-Sgt Kinney's memory in 1959. Present for the dedication was M-Sgt Kinney's Brother, Maj. William H. Kinney, who had served 13 months in that area.
M-Sgt Kinney is buried at White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, New York.
Erected 2021 by Grand Island VFW Memorial Post 9249, Grand Island American Legion and Grand Island Moose Lodge 180.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1950.
Location. 43° 1.545′ N, 78° 57.97′ W. Marker is on Grand Island, New York, in Erie County. Memorial is at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard (New York State Route 324) and Baseline Road, on the right when traveling north on Grand Island Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2340 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island NY 14072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward P. Pierce (here, next to this marker); William S. Gillen (here, next to this marker); Charles N. DeGlopper (here, next to this marker); Howard W. Salton (here, next to this marker); George E. Smith (here, next to this marker); Eugene F. Dinsmore (here, next to this marker); Francis K. Goodchild (here, next to this marker); Charles A. Smith (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
Also see . . . DeGlopper Memorial. (Submitted on May 8, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 8, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.