2Lt Kenyon graduated from Medina High School, class of 1938. Lieutenant Kenyon left Medina with Co. F and returned to attend Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning Ga., receiving his commission in April 1943. He had served in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands for twenty months prior to losing an arm in a non hostile accident.
In a letter home to his parents of South Hartland Street Middleport, he said, “I was hurt pretty bad but I never felt sorry for myself and I hope you don’t. I will be learning how to do things with one arm, I have a lot to learn but I think I will be contented. Think of all the people who have lost their sons for good. I will be in good shape and I have my whole life before me.”