A Marine's Story: Captain Alfred Hiram Agan

Captain Alfred Hiram Agan was born on July 6, 1919, in Carterville, Iowa.  He attended Iowa State University before enlisting in the US Marine Corps in 1942.

He trained as a Corsair pilot and was the first marine pilot to use a proximity fuse.

Captain Alfred Agan would die in service on January 20, 1951, after his plane was damaged during a bombing run near Inchon, South Korea, during the Korean War.

He rests at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetry in San Diego, California.


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