1948 Lt. Wendell Carrigan's death confirmed by Army
be approved. would e r be decided County that $5,000000 pipeline that Standard Kanjjcly oil field in western distance north of n large refinery company, B subsidiary of Standard Army Confirms Flier's Death Lake a m i l y automobile wife Saturday little MORGAN Feb 11--Mr. and Mrs. A. B, Carrigan, Morgan, received from the war department (AP) were Engineers who irst word about heir son, Sd. Lt. Wendell F. Carrigan, Carrigan, s i n c e he w a s r e p o r t e d missing in action over Germany on Feb. 13, 1945. The report s a i d t h e young fighter pi- .ot's body had been found in an isolated grave in the vicinity of U n t e r r o s p h e Germany, and at time of disinterment disinterment and as a result result of subsequent Investigation had Llent been been properly identified as that of Lieut. Carrlgan. The body is now in Plot H, Row 2, Grave 40. In U. S. military cemetery. Neuville- en-Condroz, Belgium. A part of the official letter the war department said, "I wish to assure identification of the remains remains as those of your son was established by finding a cablegram addressed to Wendell F. Carrigan in the pocket of the clothing on the deceased, by finding the laundry laundry mark 'CAHR' on the underwear, underwear, which agrees with the flrnt four letters of vour son's laxt nume." Mr. and Mrs. Carrigan today today recalled sending the teleRrnm just a few days before their son was reported missing. The letter also sought information information as to whether or not next of kin of the young officer desired desired lo have the remains re- turni-d to the U. K. Sd. Lieut. Carrigan entered the service on Feb. 6, 1943. He held the presidential citation, air medal, two bronze clusters and the silver oak leaf.