ARTHUR R. COURI, 2LT, USMC
Arthur Couri '44
Date of birth: 1921
Date of death: February 19, 1945
Arthur Robert Couri is listed on a page titled "Gone… But Ne'er Forgotten":
There were close to a thousand of us when we entered in June of 1940 and formed the new fourth class, the class of 1944. Now, as we graduate one year ahead of time, there are less than 800. But we who go to join the active services are sure in our minds that our friends of fourth class summer who have left us at various stages of the course will find their place in the American Victory Machine, rolling relentlessly on to a triumph over the forces of evil that threaten the life and liberty we all hold so dear.
The Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1941-1942 lists him as "Deficient in studies, second term's work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign." on March 24, 1941.
The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
Arthur was killed in action on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 while serving with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Memorial Hall Error
Arthur is listed as a member of the Marine Corps Reserve; Memorial Hall has USMC.