We shall not forget

ARTHUR BRADLEE HUNT, JR.

The Citadel Class of: 1944  
Cadet Company: C (3), N (2)
Age: 24
Born: 14-Aug-20 in Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi
Family: Arthur Bradlee Hunt (father), Rose Mary Viguerie Hunt (mother)
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Servicenumber: O-547379
Entered the Service from: Mississippi
Function: Platoon Leader
Regiment: 333rd Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd
Division: 84th Infantry Division
Company: I
Unit: not available
Date of death: 21-Nov-44
Status: KIA
Place of death: near Suggerath, Germany
Spot: not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot E Row 6 Grave 18
Cemetery: Netherlands American Cemetery
Biography: not available
Other information: Business Administration major
– Source: Sphinx 1943

He was a 1938 graduate of Ocean Springs High School and also attended Tulane University and
The Citadel at Charleston, South Carolina.
Source: The Jackson County Times, December 9, 1944, p. 1.“Railplitters” The Story of the 84th Infantry Division

Dedication of the new [Ocean Springs, Mississippi] athletic field occurred at the Homecoming Game
played during the evening of November 24, 1949. At a later date, bronze plaque was placed at the
northeast corner of the field, which reads:

FREEDOM FIELD
November 24, 1949

Dedicated to the development of that spirit of fair play which is essential to the preservation of real
freedom. Because the life of Albert C. Gottsche so truly portrayed the spirit of fair play. And because
Arthur Hunt, Mark Seymour, and Eugene White made the supreme sacrifice in World War II that
freedom might be preserved. Their names are inscribed hereon to serve as an inspiration to our
future citizens. With special appreciation to W.H. “Cal” Calhoun.
Source: Freedom Field: The Ocean Springs Greyhounds 1949 – 1952, Ray L. Bellande,
Ocean Springs Archives, 2010.

 

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Sphinx 1941& 1943, Cook County Birth Certificate Index, Ocean Springs Archives, 84th Infantry Division roster, Findagrave.com

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3 responses

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  2. Maurice Eijpe

    I want to let you know that i adopted the grave of lt Arthur B. Hunt in Margraten Netherlands. I am also trying to find any information of his relatives so if you can help me in any kind of way i would be very thankfull.

    Kind regards,

    Maurice Eijpe
    Netherlands

    May 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

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