A RETIRED LIEUTENANT GENERAL and decorated veteran of three wars, Joe died Jan. 2, 1991, in the Naval Hospital at Balboa Park, San Diego. He was 70.
Joe enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve while on campus. He was a P.F.C. at graduation in Nov. 1942 with a B.A. in political science. Commissioned a second lieutenant, he went to the Pacific Theatre with the Fourth Marine Division. In the immediate postwar era ' Joe completed training courses in Washington, D.C. and Quantico, Va.; later, he was assigned as an instructor in amphibious techniques at Coronado, Calif.
As a company commander in the Korean War, Joe was wounded and received his second silver star. He then went to Japan, and served for two years as assistant naval attache to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. In Vietnam, Joe acted as deputy commander, receiving the Legion of Merit for his service in that country. Joe held the post of commanding general, San Diego M.C.R.D. in Feb. 1973. He retired in 1978, and made his home in Point Loma, Calif.
He is survived by his widow, the former Maxine Ann Scholder; two children, Ann Fegan Waldruff and Joseph C. Fegan III, a Marine Corps officer, and three grandchildren. To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of l943