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Richard S. Harlan
Captain, United States Navy
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From a contemporary press report:

Retired Navy Captain Richard S. Harlan, 83, of Auburn, Alabama, and formerly of Annapolis, died of cancer October 26, 1998, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Captain Harlan was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938. He served during World War II and received the Silver Star.

After retiring from the Navy in 1958, he taught physics at Auburn University for 14 years, retiring again in 1972.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Corbinturberville Ball Harlan; one son, Richard S. Harlan Jr. of Auburn; and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lee County, East Alabama Medical Center, 459 N. Dean Road, Auburn, Alanama 36830.


Posted: 9 August 2001 Updated: 6 November 2005
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