|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1916|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1944, France|
The News, Frederick, MD, March 12, 1943
PFC. PAUL K. DEAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dean, of Middletown, and husband of Mrs. Kathleen Beacht Dean, formerly of Frederick, is now stationed somewhere in England. He enlisted in the service in February 1941
The News, Frederick, MD, July 31, 1944
Sgt. Paul K. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dean, near Jefferson, was reported slightly wounded on July 2. He is the husband of Mrs. Kathleen Beacht Dean, formerly of this city, and now residing in Hagerstown.
Sgt. Dean was presumably with Company A, 115th Infantry, through the first stages of the invasion of Normandy. Sgt. Dean left Frederick with Company A in February, 1941, and has been overseas since October, 1942. Prior to being mustered into active service, he worked with his father on the farm near Jefferson. He is 27 years old. He and the former Miss Beacht were married here in June, 1942. His parents said Sunday that they have not heard from him for several weeks.
The News, Frederick,MD, August 1, 1944
Sgt. Paul K. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dean, who reside between Middletown ad Jefferson, died on July 4 in France from wounds which he received two days before, his parents were officially notified this morning by the War Department.
Sgt. Dean, one of the best known members of the younger set in Middletown, was a member of Frederick's Company A, as far as was known here. He left here with the local unit in February, 1941, and had been with it since that time.
The shock to relatives and friends was heightened by the fact that Sgt. Dean had been reported only slightly wounded July 2 in a telegram received over the weekend. Indications were that he may have died from wounds in a hospital not far removed from the battlefield.
Relatives had received last night first evidence that Sgt. Dean was dead. They had not heard from him since late June and it is understood a check was made through certain official sources, which established his death and the telegram this morning was confirmation.
His wife, the former Miss Kathleen Beacht, and infant son, P. Keller Dean, II, reside in Hagerstown. Before her marriage, Mrs. Dean was employed at the Frederick County National Bank in this city. They were married here in June 1942.
In addition to his parents, wife and son, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Virginia Coblentz, wife of Manville E. Coblentz, of Bethel, and two brothers, Herschel G. Dean, Braddock Heights, and Desmond G. Dean, of Frederick, Route 3.
In September, 1943, the parents of Sgt. Dean received a letter stating that he was badly injured while on maneuvers in England. The letter was written from an Army hospital and said that while he was asleep in his tent his leg had been run over by an army truck. The leg was crushed, according to reports, and Sgt. Dean underwent a lengthy convalescent period. In his last letters in June he reported that he was on the battlefield.
Sgt. Dean attended Middletown High School and was later associated with his father in farm work. He was very well known and popular in Middletown, where he was an assistant secretary in Zion Lutheran Sunday School prior to entering service.
Sgt. Dean was the third Middletown Valley man to meet his death in the invasion and the second from Company A to die of wounds.
The News, Frederick, MD, May 21, 1948
The body of Sgt. Paul K. Dean, killed in the ETO during World War II while serving with Company A of the 115th Infantry, will arrive in Middletown this afternoon.
Sgt. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dean of Middletown, died in France on July 4, 1944 from wounds received two days prior.
He served overseas more than two years prior to his heath. Before enlisting, he was engaged in farming with his father.
He was married to the formed Miss Kathleen Beacht, of Frederick. They were the parents of a small son, P. Keller Dean, II. Besides his parents, wife and son, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Manville Coblentz, and two brothers, Herschel G. Dean and Desmond G. Dean, all of Middletown.
Services will take place from the Middletown funeral home on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, daylight time, conducted by Rev. William E. Fox. Military honors will be accorded by the National Guard. Interment will be in Middletown Reformed cemetery. Gladhill Company, funeral directors.
(thank you Cari Aiken)
George L. Dean (1882 - 1963)
Dorothy Virginia Dean Coblentz (1913 - 2003)*
Paul K. Dean (1916 - 1944)
Killed in World War II.
Christ Reformed Cemetery
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Oct 09, 2008
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