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 Aurel Keith “Curley” Hanchett

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Aurel Keith “Curley” Hanchett

  • Birth 7 Oct 1920 Kansas, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 2009 Paul, Minidoka County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Paul, Minidoka County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 32861144

He married Phyllis Snyder. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Keith Hanchett (Kathy) of Ogden, Utah; a daughter, Carol Lay-Abramovitz (Michael) of Denver, Colorado and four grandchildren, Chase and Connor Hanchett, Jonathan Lay and Ali Abramovitz.

He served in the U.S. Marines Corps during World War II. He was assigned to duty in Pearl Harbor. He later served aboard the battleship West Virginia. After two years of sea duty and the sinking of the West Virginia, he was assigned to the first Marine Division that landed in Okinawa. He was wounded by enemy fire. His life was saved by his dog tag which deflected the bullet from his heart to his lung.


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SGT US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART


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  • Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 12 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32861144
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aurel Keith “Curley” Hanchett (7 Oct 1920–5 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32861144, citing Paul Cemetery, Paul, Minidoka County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon (contributor 46739623) .