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Clapp, Lt. (JG) John A.


Lt. (jg) John Arthur Clapp, MD 
Born: 13 August 1914 – Clinton, Iowa
– the family lived in Chicago in 1920
– living in Boone, Iowa, in 1925
– the family moved to Maywood, Illinois, before John started high school
Parents: Arthur L. Clapp and Emma J. Skinner-Clapp
– mother died in 1936
Siblings: 1 sister
– 509 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois
– Clinton Public Schools
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1932 
– University of Illinois 
– Bachelor of Science – 1936 
– University of Illinois Medical School 
– Class of 1942 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Mrs. Douglas W. Vernon – sister
– medical student when he registered
– U. S. Naval Reserve 
– Illinois – tombstone lists Iowa 
Wife: Dorothy Ruth Clapp 
– 3420 West 66th Place, Chicago, Illinois 
Serial Number: O-131422 
– Great Lakes Naval Training Center – Great Lakes, Illinois 
– Naval Hospital – Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 
– Camp Linda Vista, California 
Rank: Lieutenant (junior grade) 
Unit: Medical Corps – Attached to the 3rd Marine Division 
– Battle of Bougainville 
– Battle of Guam 
Killed in Action: 
– 21 July 1944 – Battle of Guam 
– hit by enemy fire
– Guam #2 AGAT – Marianas Islands
– 17 March 1949
– National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii
– Plot: F Grave: 436


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