Amos Townsend Hathaway – Captain, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: August 29, 1996

Retired Navy Captain Amos Townsend Hathaway, 82, of Charleston, a retired mathematics and computer science teacher at The Citadel, died Monday in a local nursing home.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. Inurnment will be 2 p.m. September 6 in Arlington National Cemetery, according to Stuhr's Downtown Chapel. Captain Hathaway was born in Pueblo, Colorado, a son of James A. Hathaway and Nina North Hathaway. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Duke University.

He served in World War II as executive officer and navigator of the high-speed minesweeper Zane, executive officer of the destroyer Hoel, and commander of the destroyer Heermann.

He was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star and the Gold Star. He also received a Presidential Unit Citation. He was awarded the Legion of Merit by the Army for his service in the Korean War, where he served as executive officer of the cruiser St. Paul.

Captain Hathaway was battalion-Hathawayion officer at the Naval Academy and served on the staff at the Naval War College. He served as logistics commander to the Far East Command Headquarters. He was chief of staff and aide to Commander Carrier Division 16, USS Valley Forge Flagship. In 1960, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff office in Washington, D.C. He served as director of the logistics plans division until his retirement.

He later taught at The Citadel. Surviving are his wife, Agatha Gay Johnson Hathaway of Charlottesville, Virginia; four daughters, Joan H. Schlich of Nashua, New Hampshire, Marianne H. Hall of North Charleston, Barbara H. Calhoon of Charleston and Sarah H. Stearns of Columbia; four stepchildren, Agatha G. Kimmel, Ann B. de la Rue, Constance A. Blair and F. Roberts Blair Jr.; a brother, J. North Hathaway of Hemet, California; and four grandchildren.


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