August 6, 1920 (Campello, MA) – November 28, 1993 (Bennington, VT); 73 years old
Married Dorothy Brede (1918-?)
Local address: Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk
Two sons, Dana L. (1952-) and Tyler G. (1954-).    
One daughter, Ann Ahlgren Babcock (1957-). 
Enlisted on March 1, 1943.
Served on the USS Oberrender (DE-344) and the USS Haynsworth (DD 700).

Born to Ivan F. (1889-1963) and Esther V. Johnson Ahlgren (1894-1981). Two sisters, Beatrice C. Ahlgren Barnes [U.S. Navy Reserve during WWII] (1922-2002), and Marilyn A. (1923-1944).

1937 Graduate of Danbury High School. Graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1941 and with his master of business administration degree with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1943.

Served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Oberrender (DE-344), a Butler-class destroyer escort, and the USS Haynsworth (DD 700), a Sumner class destroyer. Both ships were damaged by kamikaze attacks off of Okinawa. Wounded in action in the Battle of Okinawa. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Worked for Perkin Elmer for 12 years as a partner and regional Vice President for Asia and Africa. He also worked for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton International as a management consultant for 6 years. Was named the chairman of corporation solicitation for the Norwalk – Wilton Red Cross Fund Drive.  

Buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, 592 South Street, Bennington, Vermont; unknown section and plot number. Photo from


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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