Oskaloosa Bandstand Flag Notice: October 2020

Gregory Kime (submitted image)

October 2020
Gregory C. Kime

October 12, 1933 – February 8, 2020

Private First Class – United States Marine Corps

The flag flying over the bandstand during October is in honor of Gregory C. Kime.
Greg Kime was a1940 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 10, 1942. His basic training was at Camp Pendleton near Oceanside, California. He was deployed to the South Pacific during WWII and served Aukland, New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, and Pearl Habor. He participated in action against the enemy at Bougainville and Guam. He was discharged on January 16, 1945.

Upon his return to Iowa, he joined the Oskaloosa Fire Department and later took up farming and also worked as a part-time mail carrier. In 1955, the family moved to California, and Greg was employed full-time by the U.S. Postal Service in Torrance and Simi Valley. They returned to Fremont in 1979.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.

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