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   Edgar "Red" L. Houghlan, 71, of Phoenix, a retired electrician, died Dec. 14, 1991.
   He was born in Anna, IL, and was a World War II veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Opal; daughter, Nancy Lee Smith; son, Jack Leon; one sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
   Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W, Adams St. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions: Arizona Cancer Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 85775-2402.

[Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, 16 Dec 1991, Mon, Page 19]

[courtesy of "Heidebeck"]

Grave marker and memorial bench for Edgar L. and Opal Houghlan, Resthaven East Park Mortuary and Cemetery, Phoenix (Maricopa county), Arizona.

Edgar enlisted in the Army at Chicago, IL on 29 October 1941.

Pvt Houghlan was attached to Company C, 508th PIR from the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA on 24 November 1942.  The assignment was made permanent on 4 December 1942.

On 15 December 1943 he was promoted to Pfc quickly followed by an appointment to Cpl on 16 January 1943. 

On 12 April 1943 Cpl Houghlan was sent on detached service to the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA and returned the following day.

Cpl Houghlan was appointed to the rank of Sgt on 22 April 1943.

On 16 August 1943, Sgt Houghlan was transferred to the 541st PIR at Fort Benning, GA and did not return to the regiment.

He was discharged on 5 September 1945.