Private John N. McKinney was born 11 March 1924, in Crittenden County, Kentucky. On 7 August 1940, he enlisted in Company I, 149th Infantry at Marion, Kentucky. He was inducted into federal service on 20 January 1941. McKinney died of wounds sustained in battle on 6 December 1944. He is buried in the Frances Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Frances, Crittenden County, Kentucky.
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