14 Facts About Andrew Haldane


Andrew Allison Haldane was an officer in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theatre during World War II.


Andrew Haldane was killed in action during the Battle of Peleliu.


Andrew Haldane was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and lived in Methuen, Massachusetts most of his life.


Andrew Haldane was of Scottish descent and graduated from the Searles High School in 1935, and attended St John's Prep in Danvers, then Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.


Andrew Haldane graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where the memory of Captain Haldane is honored annually by presenting the Haldane Cup to the graduating senior who has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership and character.


Andrew Haldane became assistant football coach at Bowdoin in October 1941 after graduating that June.


Andrew Haldane had planned to coach for a season before joining the Marine Corps, but was called up after coaching for a mere two weeks.


Andrew Haldane became a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1942 and graduated from the Reserve Officers' Training School in Quantico.


Andrew Haldane served with the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, and was commanding officer of Company K at Cape Gloucester, where he received the Silver Star for leading hand-to-hand combat in a fight on Walt's Ridge.


Andrew Haldane led Company K through most of the fight for Peleliu.


Andrew Haldane was killed by a Japanese sniper on October 12,1944, while assessing the area of Hill 140 during the Battle of Peleliu in the Palau Islands, three days before the Marines came off the lines.


Andrew Haldane was the finest Marine officer I ever knew.


Andrew Haldane was firm, but he was a gentleman, and compassionate.


Andrew Haldane slithered forward a few feet and cautiously raised his head.