Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

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Last Update:

January 9, 2019

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Caledonia County, Vermont that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.

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Caledonia County had a total of:

" 53 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Caledonia County are included )

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     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Caledonia County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.

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Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Anne " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Barb Destromp " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Jen Snoots " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Janice Hollandsworth " :
                    For her great help locating burials
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" ShaneO " :
                    For his great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Jeff Hall " :
                    For his great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" John Dowdy " :
                    For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials
                    " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Steve S " :
                    " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
                    " and " additional info " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Tim Cook " :
                    For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Eric Ackerman " :
                    For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

DFC = Awarded the " Distinguished Flying Cross " ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. )

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

LOM = Awarded the " Legion Of Merit " ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. )

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the " Navy Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals
      Such as Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - " December 7, 1941 " through " September 2, 1945 ".
            ( Some others have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Adams,  Graydon L.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Medical Department
413th Infantry
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
November 4, 1944
Woodlawn
National Cemetery
Elmira, NY
" Yes "

  Angus,  Albert A., Jr.
           ~ POW PH ~ Japan

Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Died While POW
March 1, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Balch,  William W.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
1945
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "

  Barnes,  Clifford H.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
119th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
July 22, 1944
Groton Village
Cemetery
Groton, VT
" Yes "

  Blake,  Foster A.
           ~ AM+ PH ~ Germany

Staff
Sergeant
506th Bomber Squadron
44th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
April 11, 1944
Upper Plain
Cemetery
Bradford, VT
" Yes "

  Boucher,  Armand E.
           ~ PH ~ Okinawa

Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Evans
Navy
St. Johnsbury
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
St. Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Burbank,  Lawrence D.
           ~ N/A ~ South Dakota
    Sgt Roger G. Kellogg ~ (Lamoille Cty)
    also died on the same B-17.

Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
May 22, 1943
Hillside
Cemetery
West Burke, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Caplan,  Myron I.
           ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima

Private
25th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marines
St. Johnsbury
Killed In Action
February 26, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Carraro,  Dante
          N/A ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
350th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
July 15, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Carrigan,  Roland F.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ Georgia
    AKA: Cazrigan, Rolland F

Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
July 7, 1942
New Saint
Joseph's Cemetery
Bedford, NH
" Yes "

  Carter,  Donald S.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

2nd
Lieutenant
30th Infantry
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
February 10, 1944
Groton Village
Cemetery
Groton, VT
" Yes "

  Cassady,  Elwin F.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

2nd
Lieutenant
106th Infantry Regiment
27th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
June 28, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Clifford,  William F.
           ~ PH ~ Belgium

Private
501st Parachute Infantry
101st Airborne Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
January 3, 1945
Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Coburn,  Stanley W.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1943
Hardwick Center
Cemetery
Hardwick Center, VT
" Yes "

  Conly,  George W.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Cooper,  John W.
           ~ PH ~ France, D-Day

1st
Lieutenant
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
June 6, 1944
Lyndon Center
Cemetery
Lyndon, VT
" Yes "

  Crane,  Frank A.
           ~ POW PH ~ Philippines

Technician
Fifth Grade
48th Materiel Squadron
27th Bomber Wing
Air Force
Caledonia County
Died While POW
June 6, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Cushman,  Wilber R.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
172nd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
July 2, 1943
Grove Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Cyr,  Normand M.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
7th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
February 19, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Decell,  Harold J.
           ~ PH ~ English Channel

Private
First Class
262nd Infantry Regiment
66th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
December 25, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  DeForge,  Louis A.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Corporal
899th Tank
Destroyer Battalion
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
December 21, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Devenger,  Delmas J.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
85th Mountain Infantry
10th Mountain Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
February 20, 1945
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Foster,  Alfred C.
           ~ AM PH+ ~ unknown

Sergeant
344th Bomber Squadron
98th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Missing In Action
September 3, 1943
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Gaskin,  Milton J.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Lyndonville
Line Of Duty
August 3, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Germond,  Edward T.
          N/A ~ SS PH Philippines

Private
First Class
172nd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
April 20, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Gervais,  Norman H.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Corporal
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Gray,  Burnie A.
           ~ N/A ~ England

2nd
Lieutenant
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1944
Lyndon Center
Cemetery
Lyndon, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hagan,  George M.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Technical
Sergeant
344th Bomber Squadron
98th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
November 11, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Hardy,  Albert V.
           ~ SM PH ~ Italy

Corporal
343rd Bomber Squadron
98th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Missing In Action
May 1, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Heath,  Willard B.
           ~ PH ~ Belgium

Private
505th Parachute Infantry
82nd Airborne Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
December 21, 1944
Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Hopper,  Chester O.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
166th Engineer
Combat Battalion
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
1944
Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Hudson,  Kendall A.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
331st Bomber Squadron
94th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
January 5, 1945
Lyndon Center
Cemetery
Lyndon, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jones,  Robert M.
           ~ AM PH ~ Indonesia

First
Lieutenant
372nd Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
December 10, 1944
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, KY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Kennison,  Wellington W.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1944
St. Johnsbury
Center Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Kipp,  Ralph S.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
September 9, 1942
Passumpsic
Cemetery
Passumpsic, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lacroix,  Paul E.
           ~ PH ~ New Guinea

Private
First Class
7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
St. Johnsbury
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
St. Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

  Lapanne,  Paul W.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
172nd Infantry
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
April 8, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Marcotte,  John H.
           ~ BS PH ~ unknown

Technical
Sergeant
1508th Eng. Con.
& Repair Group
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
March 17, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Maynard,  Ernest G.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
367th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
March 6, 1943
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" Yes "

  Merrow,  David A.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
1944
St. John's
Cemetery
Albany, VT
" Yes "

  Murphy,  Ralph F.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ Montana

2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
August 18, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Norcross,  Clarence T.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
172nd Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
April 16, 1943
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Paine,  Lester A.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
91st Recon.
Squadron
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
July 13, 1943
Danville Green
Cemetery
Danville, VT
" Yes "

  Proia,  Roy H.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1942
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Roy,  Woodrow W.
           ~ N/A ~ Florida

Technical
Sergeant
1st Bomber Squadron
9th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
October 3, 1943
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Stearns,  Floyd M.
           ~ PH ~ Near Luzon

Chief
Electrician's
Mate
U.S.S. Orestes
Navy
Ryegate
Missing In Action
December 30, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sweet,  Erwin R.
          N/A ~ PH ~ France

Private
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
July 30, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Toussaint,  Armand
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
48th Materiel Squadron
5th A.B. Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Missing In Action
June 30, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Trefren,  Elmer L.
           ~ PH ~ Belgium

2nd
Lieutenant
92nd Infantry
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
October 22, 1944
Lyndon Center
Cemetery
Lyndon, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Ward,  Horace B.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
47th Infantry
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
March 7, 1945
Danville Green
Cemetery
Danville, VT
" Yes "

  Warren,  Burleigh W.
           ~ AM unknown

Technical
Sergeant
412th Bomber Squadron
95th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caledonia County
Missing In Action
June 14, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wheeler,  Stewart F.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Technician
Fifth Grade
36th Tank Battalion
8th Armored Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
March 5, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Withers,  Pelham B.
           ~ N/A ~ North Carolina

Major
311th Mar. Ftr. Sqd.
3rd Mar. Wing
Marines
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
June 4, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )