Victor Edward Kinon was born on March 2nd, 1926 right here in Teaneck. However, by 1930, the family of four had moved to Union City, only to move back to Bergen County by 1935. Victor Jr. was the son of Victor and Helen and the younger brother of Helen. That’s right, the two siblings were named after their young parents. He graduated Holy Trinity High School
On February 27th in New London, Connecticut, Victor completed basic submarine training school. He was a Fireman First Class in the US Navy reserve. On November 7th, 1944, Fireman First Class Kinon's submarine, USS Albacore, hit a mine off north Japan. He along with his crew did not survive. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and was memorialized in the Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Te-Hi News (Teaneck High School Newspaper)
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United States Federal Census
- World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945
- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
- Honolulu, Hawaii, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), 1941-2011
American Battle Monuments Commission
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- F1 Victor Edward Kinon - Fireman First Class Kinon's life was lost on November 7, 1944 along with 85 other crewmen due to the sinking of the submarine USS Albacore by a mine off northern Japan. He was awarded the Purple Heart.