Daniel "Dan" Emmet Coughlin, Jr.

2021-03-24T12:49:58-05:00
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  • Name: Daniel "Dan" Emmet Coughlin Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 10, 1924
  • Date of Death: June 29, 1998
  • Parents: Daniel E. Coughlin, Sr. & Cathrine Ruth (Brogan) Coughlin
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: November 23, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 16, 1945
  • Place of Discharge: Santa Barbara, California
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Daniel E. Coughlin
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: June 10, 1924
    Birth Place: Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Hoger Mining Co., Calumet, Minnesota
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: D. E. Coughlin, Bovey, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - May 5, 1944 - "Dear Friends: Just a line to thank you for the swell Christmas present. My first copy of the Reader's Digest just arrived and I'm tickled pink with it. It's the best present you could possibly have sent to us fellows out here. Just got back from a short "rest" furlough in (Censored), and boy am I a wreck. Don't think I stayed in bed more than one hour at a time all the while I was there. There was so much to see; we were on the go all the time. It'll take me a month in the jungle to get rested up again. Sure was glad to hear Joe Schwartz, Buzzy Doyle and Melfred Hyland got their wings. Well, so long, I'll see you all soon. A beer truck just came in so I'm going to run over and see if they need any help unloading it. Sincerely, Dan Coughlin."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Daniel Coughlin served with the US Marine Corps in the South Pacific during WW II. He was an expert in graphic art and an avid sportsman.

    Daniel died in Lee, Florida and is buried in Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Florida (Sec. 60, Row 16, Site 19). He is survived by his beloved wife Marian (Armstrong) Coughlin; daughter Frances; sons Daniel, Michael and Kevin; and grandchildren Meaghan and Kristopher Coughlin.

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