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Pfc. H. F. Lokan Riles Arranged

   Military rites and services for Pfc. Herbert F. Lokan, of 3719 Drexel. avenue, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Clarence J. Eichel . funeral home, 60 South Twenty-  seventh street where friends may call tomorrow night.
   Burial will be in Bethel Memorial park, with honors by Pennsauken post 125, American Legion, commanded by Clarence Guenther.
   Private Lokan was 21 when he was killed in action at Blosville, France, on June 13, 1944. He was a member of the 508th Parachute infantry. 82d All-American Airborne division. He enlisted Oct. 21, 1942, and went overseas Dec. 26, 1943. Prior to enlisting, 'he was a cook at Chimney House.
   Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Caroline H. Lokan; a brother, Richard, Camden, and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Moore, Philadelphia.
[Courier-Postm Camden, Camden, NJ, 4 May 1948, Tue, Page 4]


(courtesy of Robert Fisher-Hughes)

Application for a bronze marker for Herbert F. Lokan which was signed by his mother indicates that Bethel Memorial Parch cemetery is where he was laid to rest.

Today that bronze marker is well aged in a green patina.

Pfc Lokan was killed in action on 13 Jun 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart.