Smithfield, Nebraska


While serving as a platoon runner, Private Neal Junkin was killed during an artillery barrage. He had attended Nebraska State College at Kearney from 1940 to 1941. He then transferred to Lafayette college at Easton, Pennsylvania before enlisting.

Branch of Service




Military Occupational Specialty

Engineer Enlisted Soldier

Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 4

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

Junkin-Neil-funeral-program.pdf (2302 kB)
Funeral Program for Neil Junkin

Briggs-B23-Env-4-Neil-Junkin-1.tif (120379 kB)
Neil Junkin in uniform (high quality)

Briggs-B23-Env-4-Neil-Junkin-3.jpg (2240 kB)
Death Announcement for Neil Junkin



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