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Rowan, A. Hamilton Jr.

A. Hamilton Rowan U.S. Marine Corps WWII
A. Hamilton Rowan U.S. Marine Corps WWII

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Date of Birth: 8/1/1921
Died On: 4/12/2010
Street Address: Griswold Road
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: USMC-52

A. Hamilton Rowan was born in New York in 1921. In Rye his family lived on Griswold Road and were members of Christ Church. Hamilton served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Hamilton Rowan Commissioned 2nd Lt.

A. Hamilton Rowan, Jr. , eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hamilton Rowan, Griswold Road, having completed his training as an Aviator Pilot, has been commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve at Corpus Christi, Texas, and is now at San Diego, Calif. , awaiting further orders. Stephen Hamilton Rowan joined the American Field Service in February, and is now in the Near East working with the British Army.

Friday, September 17, 1943 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE NINE

Born in England, "Ham" came to the U.S. in 1939 with his parents. In 1941 he left Dartmouth College just after Pearl Harbor to enlist in the Naval Flight Training Program. He flew a 13 1/2 hour recon mission over Guam, gathering information crucial to the 1944 taking of the island from the Japanese. The decorated Marine pilot was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Silver Star.

After the war he worked for Republic Aviation, and then the AKC for 24 years. He is survived by two daughters and three sons, as well as eleven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. His wife Jean died in 2000. Information courtesy of Newsday.

ROWAN - Archibald Hamilton Jr., 88, of Huntington Bay, NY, on April 12, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father of Terry, Gavin, David, Libby Hargrove and Kit Quigley. Grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 8. Also survived by his brother Stephen. Visitation at M.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington Station on Thursday 7 to 9 PM.

A service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor on Friday at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Program www.woundedwarriorproject.org or St. John's Episcopal Church Organ Fund. To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published by Newsday from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2010.
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