Tigan, Walter Joseph, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 0302, 81st (D) Company, 6th Machine Gun Bn
Service Years
1917 - 1918

Second Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 28, 1918
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Not Specified
World War I
Location of Interment
Saint Patrick's - Rochelle, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Wound Chevron World War I Victory Button (Wounded in Action)

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World War I Fallen
  1918, World War I Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)6th Machine Gun Bn
  1917-1918, 0302, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  1917-1918, 0302, 81st (D) Company, 6th Machine Gun Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Belleau Wood
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Somme Defensive Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1910-1912, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Wounded in action 19 July 1918.
Died of wounds 28 July 1918.

Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Rochelle, Illinois
Walter Joseph Tigan was born April 9th, 1891 at Rochelle, Ill.
He graduated from Rochelle High School in the class of 1909. Two years were spent at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.
He enrolled in the Marine Corps April 21, 1917: trained at Port Royal and Quantico; embarked for foreign service Dec. 8, 1917 arriving in France Dec. 28th, 1917.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Tigan and a brother, Eugene R. Tigan.
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