From a contemporary press report:
Peter Henry Hahn, age 83, of Austin, Texas, died October 7, 2002. He was born October 25, 1918 in Columbus, Texas.
Colonel Hahn graduated University of Texas in 1941. He served in the Marine Corps from 1941 to 1967, retiring a Colonel. He served in combat in WWII, including duties on Guadalcanal and Guam. He also served in Korea and Vietnam.
After World War II, he returned to the U.S. to various assignments. He was Marine Attache to Secretary of Navy, John Connally, and was also assigned Chief of Protocol of all South Pacific areas and lived in Honolulu for one year.
After retirement from the Marine Corps, Colonel Hahn was overseas administrator for Chromalloy American Corporation throughout the U.S. and Europe.
His wife, Mary B. Hahn, preceded him in death.
He is survived by their four children, Thomas Hahn and wife, Berna, Patricia Lange and husband, Bob, Mary Susan Craigmile and husband Scott, and James Hahn and wife, Trish; seven grandchildren, James B. Hahn and wife Becky, Cristina, Michelle, Kimberly and Maria Craigmile, Robert and Peter Lange; and one great-granddaughter, Josie Hahn. He is also survived by his sister, Annette Wilkinson and her husband, Clark. For the past nine years, Colonel Hahn had resided in Austin with his wife, Jonora H. Hahn.
Colonel Hahn was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Austin. He was also a member of Onion Creek Country Club and the American Legion.
A memorial service was held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, in Austin, Texas.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 in the Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery.
If you wish to remember Colonel Hahn with a memorial gift, the American Cancer Society was close to his heart.
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