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Name: Eual A Cathey Death Age: 33 Birth Date: 13 Aug 1924 Service Start Date: 1 Sep 1951 Service End Date: 2 Oct 1957 Death Date: 2 Oct 1957 Internment Date: 23 Oct 1957 Internment Place: Oklahoma, USA Cemetery Address: 1423 Cemetery Road Fort Gibson, OK 74434 Cemetery: Ft. Gibson National Cemetery Plot: Section 5 Site 3076 Notes: Captain Us Army Korea
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