Major Olan H. Coleman was in the Medical Corps. He died 20 July 1942, and is interred at the North African American Cemtery, Carthage, Tunisia, at D,10,2.

Born 23 March 1908, Silver Point, Putnam, Tennessee
Son of Henry Clay Coleman and Nannie J. Coleman
Married to Ethel Laura Henderson

Died non Battle

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 23 July 1942
Major Coleman, attached to the medical service of the United States army in the African middle eastern theater of war, died Monday of natural causes, his wife was informed at her home at 1807 East Twenty-eighth street here yesterday. Maj. Coleman, son of the Rev. And Mrs. H.C. Coleman, received his commission Jan. 15, 1941, and had been on foreign duty only two months. Prior to going to Africa he was stationedd at Camp Blanding, Fla. His father is at present pastor of the Whitwell (Tenn.) Methodist Church and has been paster of a number of Chattanooga churches. Before entering the army Maj. Coleman was connected with the state health department and was stationed at LaFollette. He was graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1929 and from the University of Tennessee medical school, Memphis in 1932. He was 34 years old at the time of his death.

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 March 1908
  • Date of death: 20 July 1942
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Medical Corps
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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