P.F.C. James J. Dugan, Jr., 20, of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in action April 6 , at Okinawa, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Dugan, of 58 Brewster Street, from the War Department.
Jimmy, as he was known to his many friends, played on the Kingston High School football team of 1941-1942. He was also a member of the Catholic Basketball League, and played on a number of softball teams in this area. He was a member of the V.F.W.
Private Dugan enlisted in the Marine Corps on December 11, 1942, and sailed for overseas in May, 1943. He was a veteran of the battles of Bougainville, Emirau, Guam and Okinawa where he met his death.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Monica; two brothers, Thomas and Harold, at home, and a third brother, P.F.C. F. X. Dugan of the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
His father, who is a letter carrier working out of the central post office, served through the First World War, and is an honorably discharged veteran of the present war.