Kathan, Fred Eugene, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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[From the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency]

Pharmacist's Mate First Class Fred Eugene Kathan entered the U.S. Navy from California and was attached to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He was killed in action by bomb fragments during the Battle of Tarawa on November 21 when the LVT-1 he was aboard hit a land mine. He was buried on Betio, but after the war his remains could not be identified among those disinterred from the island. Pharmacist's Mate First Class Kathan is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Service number: 3759738

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