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Norman Lee Houglan Sr., 75, died Saturday at Caritas Medical Center. He was a retired bus coordinator for Jefferson County Public Schools, a former chaplain for South Dixie Fire Department, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of South Jefferson Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, Doris Hayes Houglan; sons Norman Lee Jr. and Larry W. Houglan; daughters Sandra Fields and LeaAnn Robbins; a brother, C. F. Houglan; a sister, Catherine Reader; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday, W. G. Hardy Valley, 10907 Dixie Highway. Burial: Bethany Memorial. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial gifts: church memorial fund.

[The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, 02 Sep 1996, Mon, Page 14]


Robert registered for the draft in Kosmosdale, Kentucky on 16 February 1942 and was inducted into the army at Louisville, KY on 19 November 1942.

Pfc Houglan was transferred from 82nd Airborne Division Hq, Leicester, England to Company B, 508th PIR on 7 August 1944.

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1944 with shrapnel in his thumb.  He was returned to duty on 30 September.

He was discharged on 12 January 1946