Last Muster: Carlton R. Appleby (1923-2015)

Carlton Appleby, formerly Lieutenant Appleby of B/1/24 (and later of 1/7th Marines in Korea) passed away last Monday, December 14. He was 92.

Mr. Appleby was educated at UCLA on the Navy V-12 program, then earned his commission and was posted to Baker Company, 1/24 in July 1945. Although he saw no combat in World War Two, he later served overseas in Korea as a platoon leader with the 7th Marines.

A true newspaperman, Mr. Appleby got his start before World War II by working at a family-owned paper in Ontario, California. He made a long career as a publisher, most notably of the Escondido Times-Advocate, and his family was well known for their philanthropic endeavors.

Mr. Appleby’s obituary appears in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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