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Arthur Rodney Lyman
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Name: Arthur Rodney Lyman Rank: Corporal Service Number: 432338 Service: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, USMC Awards: Purple Heart Date of Birth: March 17, 1922 Place of Birth: Silver Lake, Carroll County, New Hampshire Date of Enlistment: August 11, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Unknown Address at Enlistment: Madison, Carroll County, New Hampshire Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Complexion: Light Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Marital Status: Single Next of Kin: Frederick Lyman (Father) Date of Death: February 21, 1945 Age: 22 Cemetery: Honolulu Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Grave: Court 4, Courts of the Missing Arthur Rodney Lyman was the son of Frederick Pearson Lyman (1879-1948) and Pearl Adelia (Savary) Lyman (1883-1950). His mother was born in the Plympton and Savary area, along Saint Mary’s Bay in Digby County, Nova Scotia. His father was born in Madison, Carroll County, New Hampshire. Arthur had eight siblings – Frank Harland Lyman (1902–1955), Gladys E. Lyman Ward (1904–1947), Joseph Roland Lyman (1906–1995), Samuel Frederick Lyman (1909–1986), Marion Ola Lyman Bickford (1910–1991), Fletcher Albert Lyman (1911–2000), Helen Augusta Lyman-West (1915–2002), and Rita Eleanor Lyman (1917–1918). Arthur and his family lived on High Street in the Silver Lake and Madison area of New Hampshire, and he registered for the US Draft in Silver Lake on June 30, 1942. He was working for the New Hampshire State Highway Department at the time. After enlistment, Arthur joined the 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Division of the United States Marine Corps. The United States Navy and Marine Corps landed at Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Corporal Arthur Rodney Lyman was killed in action two days after the American Forces made their initial landings. Corporal Lyman has no known grave and is remembered in the Courts of the Missing of the Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. He is also remembered on a memorial marker at the Lyman Cemetery in Silver Lake, Carroll County, New Hampshire.