From a contemporary press report:
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Scott Callaham, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), 82, of Leesburg, Virginia, died on July 30, 2002. He was preceded in death by three months by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jean Curtis Callaham.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 20, 1919, he graduated from Drury College in 1941 and promptly entered the Marine Corps.
He served his country with distinction during WWII's Pacific campaign, including Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. After retirement from the Marine Corps, Colonel Callaham received his Master of Arts degree from American University and then taught history in the Fairfax County schools for 14 years, finally retiring to Loudoun County.
Colonel Callaham is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Derrick Zimmerer of Kingston, AR and Deborah and Michael Wyatt of Goldsboro, North Carolina; one son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Elizabeth Callaham of Leesburg. Four grandchildren also survive.
Graveside services will be Monday, September 9, 2002, at 9 a.m. at the Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family is accepting flowers or memorial donations can be made to the Church of the Saviour Oatlands, PO Box 330, Hamilton, VA 20159
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