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Obituaries > AUMAN, JOSEPH M.

Services will be held for Joseph and William Auman, brothers killed in war action in the Pacific, from the chapel at 7605 S. Halsted St. to St. Leo’s Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Joseph, a Marine private and member of Carlson’s Raiders, was 20 when killed on Guadalcanal [November 11] 1942. He had been awarded the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, a Presidential Citation, and after his death a destroyer was named for him. His brother enlisted in the Army in 1943, and died two years later on Okinawa. He was 21 then.

Surviving are their grandmother, Mrs. Delia Mulheran, of 7915 S. Morgan St., in whose home they were brought up, and a brother, Edward, of the same address, a Navy veteran.