Oramel L. Kickner was born on December 9, 1924 in Illinois. He was the son of James Albert Kickner and Cecil Marie Watkins Kickner. Oramel enlisted in the Army on April 4, 1943 and served in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division as a Private during World War II. He was Killed in Action on June 14, 1944 at the age of 19 during the attack on Le Pont de la Pierre, France. The 29th Infantry Division was ordered to cross the Elle in southern direction, also in order to advance on Saint-Lô. The intention was to take Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle first and then Couvains. PVT Kickner is now buried in the Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA.