From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Arthur Couri '44

Date of birth: May 24, 1921

Date of death: February 19, 1945

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

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.


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.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Arthur went mostly by A. Robert Couri. He graduated from Deering High School, Maine in 1939. The 1947 Deering High School yearbook honored him as well as others who died in WWII.

His father owned an auto sales company, mother Louise, and sister Marylin.

He was survived by his parents, who lived in Portland, Maine. Arthur is buried in Maine.


Memorial Hall Error

Arthur was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve; Memorial Hall has USMC.

Class of 1944

Arthur is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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