Arthur V. Crego, a 41-year resident of the Monterey Peninsula, was born August 25, 1922 in Hudson, NY to Ernest Roy and Harriet Mesick Crego. Following graduation from Hudson High School in 1940, he enrolled in The Citadel in Charleston, SC. In 1942, after two years at The Citadel, he enlisted in the US Army, training with the 10th Armored Division. Art was an infantry squad leader in combat operations in France, Germany and Luxembourg including the Battle of the Bulge. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on April 30, 1945, he then served in varied command and staff assignments in the US and overseas. Art served in the Korean War as a training company commander, G- 4 staff officer and aide-de-camp to the commanding general at Fort Dix, NJ. Ordered to Korea in 1953, he was with the US 8th Army as an Ordinance Company Commander. Upon returning to the States, Art was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. While there, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Military Science from the University of Maryland. In 1958, Art was ordered to the Army Language School in Monterey followed by a three-year tour in France. From 1961 – 1964, he was Assistant Professor of Military Science at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA where he completed his Master of Art Degree in 1965. Art was next ordered to Thailand for one year serving with the 9th Logistical Command and then to Washington, DC for a year with the US Army Material Command. In 1967, Art was stationed at Fort Bliss, TX as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 at the Air Defense Center. Art retired July 31, 1969 and moved to Carmel where he was hired by Crocker Citizen Bank Trust Department as a trust officer until the office was closed. In 1983, Art began work for the Monterey Sheraton which became the Monterey Marriott. He retired as Supervisor of Loss Prevention in 2003. He was Scout Master for Troop 3 in Carmel from 1976 to 1982. Art is survived by his children, Nancy Crego (Brooks) Powers of San Diego, Caroline Van Brunt of New Baltimore, MI and Van (Candice) Crego of Salinas; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren with a 6th arriving in July. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Janet Wade Crego and his mother, Harriet Mesick Crego. Graveside services with full military honors took place at Monterey City Cemetery Tuesday, June 15 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Monterey County SPCA, PO Box 3058, Monterey, 93942, the Boy Scouts of America, Monterey Bay Area Council, 55 E. San Joaquin, Salinas, 93901 or to a charity of your choice. To sign Art’s guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit Tags: 1944

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