Kathan, Arthur Warner, Jr., Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
050-Carpenter (Engr)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1946, 050, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
Service Years
1942 - 1946

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Meriden, New Haven Co, CT
Last Address
1900 N. Broad St., Meriden, New Haven Co, CT

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 1999
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
rospect Town Cemetery Prospect, New Haven County,

 Official Badges 

Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback China Marine US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)


 Military Association Memberships
Post 591, Major Raoul Lufbery Post
  1978, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 591, Major Raoul Lufbery Post (Member) (Wallingford, Connecticut)


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HE SERVED AS AN ENGINEER WITH THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION IN PELELIU FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO 28, 1944 AND OKINAWA FROM APRIL 4, 1945 TO JULY 2, 1945.
   
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Arthur W. Kathan Jr.
MERIDEN - Arthur Warner Kathan Jr., 76, of 1900 N. Broad St., diedSaturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Mr. Kathan was bornJan. 18, 1923, in New Haven, son of the late Arthur Warner and Madeline (Lapointe) Kathan. He worked as a welder for Cuno Engineering in Meriden until he retired and also taught welding at Goodwin Technical School. He was Marine veteran of World Was II, serving in Guadalcanal, and was a member of VFW Post 591 in Wallingford. He was a member of Prospect Congregational Church and the ConnecticutTriumph Registry. For many years he played in a country western band.
He leaves a son, Glenn Kathan of Oklahoma; two daughters, Madeline Kathan Laviana of Waterbury and Patrice Kathan Gromen of Meriden; two half brothers, Boardman Kathan and Charles Kathan of Prospect; a sister, Dorothy Small Charon of Texas ; and a half sister, Priscilla Kathan of New Haven; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, to Prospect Congregational Church for services at 11. Burialwill be in Prospect Cemeteryat the family's convenience. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, 920 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)Motor Transport SchoolEngineer School (Cadre) Camp Le JeuneUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
1st Combat Engineer Bn1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1942-1943, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1943, 629, Motor Transport School
  1943-1943, 629, Engineer School (Cadre) Camp Le Jeune
  1944-1944, 055, 45th Replacement Draft
  1944-1946, 035, 1st Combat Engineer Bn
  1944-1946, 050, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa 1
  1945-1945 Operation Beleaguer (China)
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