ARTHUR H. HORN
DOB: JULY 13, 1901
CRETE, IL USA
DOD: MAY 9, 1971
Son of: Charles H and Caroline F (NEE: Kappmeyer) Horn
Brother to: Clara (Joseph H Hager), Charles H ( Mae Howell), Walter L (Lillian A Bourg), Elsie (Robert D Groeneveld), Herbert Paul, Reinhold William, Loena and Vernon R. Horn
We only have a short obituary for Arthur, which reads:
Arthur H Horn
Funeral services were held Wednesday for former Crete resident Arthur H Horn who died Sunday at Baptist Medical center, Little Rock, Ark.
The Rev. A.T.Kretzmann of Trinity Lutheran church officiated. Mr. Horn was born July 13, 1901, in Crete and lived in the area before moving to Little Rock. He was retired.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hager of Crete and Mrs. Elsie Groeneveld of Joliet, and a brother, Vernon R of Coffeyville, Kansas.
We beleive there is more to Arthur’s life than this short obituary refers to. From our research we have learned, if our research is correct. He served our country well during World War 2.
The facts, as we know them are:
June 1943: US Marine Corp muster rolls- Private, third battalion, San Diego, California
Oct. 1943: US Marine Corp, California Aviation Training Squadron One-Thrity-One
Jan. 1944 US Marine Corp-Private First Class/Training squadron 24 marine, Marine Availtion Detachment, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Apr. 1945 US Marine Corp/Macs-1, Persg, marine FLrst Air, west coast, Mcad, Maramar, San Diego 45, Calif.
Jul. 1945 US Marine Corp-Corpral/69 THreplndraft, stagingregt (Proc) Mtc, Sda, Camp Joseph H Pedleton, Oceanside, Calif
Oct. 1945 US Marine-Corporal/third battalion, Twenty-Eight, Marines, Fifth Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force
Jan. 1946 in Kokura, Fukuoka, Japan: US Marine Corp- Corporal
Apr. 1946 US Marine Corp/hq ans Serco and Wpnsco, 6THmar, 2Dmardiv, Fmf, In the Field
Jul. 1946 in Camp Lejeune, Onslow, North Carolina, US Marine Corp
I am not 100% sure we have the correct Arthur H. Horn’s military record. If you are a family member or knew Arthur, please help us verify our information.
We can not tell you what Arthur did for a living after WW2. If you can help us understand the balance of Arthur’s remaining years please let us know.
This is the Damage to the Horn family compartment 1988-1994