10/2/1918-5/21/1945, Age 26
Mr. Pardon was from Ann Arbor, MI. He died on Okinawa, which was the last large battle of World War II. He was digging in for the night of 5/21/45 when he was killed by enemy mortar fire. He was a member of the 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. He left behind a widow and two young sons. His youngest son later went on to become the Manager of Oakland County Veterans Services from 1974-1998.