Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

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.


Caledonia County had a total of:

" 53 "

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

( I'm 99% sure all from Caledonia County are included )


     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.


And Remember This:


     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 "a lot" of special medals, one special medal, or even no special medals   ....   They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get!   No matter how they died or what medals they received   ....

" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !


Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:

" Anne "  -  " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
" Barb Destromp "  -  " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
" Janice Hollandsworth "  -  " For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
" ShaneO "  -  " For his great help locating burials 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 "
" Tim Cook "  -  " For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "



Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM = Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

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

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross"

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit"

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross"

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

POW = Awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal"

SM = Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" ~ ( Awarded for 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 Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Picture of person shown on online memorial

= Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

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 during cleanup operations.

            

   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 Allen, 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 Walter ~ PH Germany
Private
First Class
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
1945
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "
 Barnes, Clifford Henry ~ PH France
Private
First Class
119th Inf
30th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Died Of Wounds
July 22, 1944
Groton Village
Cemetery
Groton, VT
" Yes "
 Blake, Foster Arnold ~ 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 Eugene ~ 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 Douglas ~ South Dakota
     Sgt Roger G. Kellogg, Vermont, also died on the same B-17.
Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
May 22, 1943
" Unknown "
" 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 Irving ~ PH Iwo Jima
Private
25th Mar
4th Marine Division
Marines
St. Johnsbury
Killed In Action
February 26, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
 Carraro, Dante ~ PH Italy
Private
350th Inf
88th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
July 15, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Carrigan, Roland F ~ 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 Sullivan ~ PH Italy
2nd
Lieutenant
30th Inf
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
February 10, 1944
Groton Village
Cemetery
Groton, VT
" Yes "
 Cassady, Elwin F ~ PH Pacific
2nd
Lieutenant
106th Inf
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 ~ unknown
Private
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1943
Hardwick Center
Cemetery
Hardwick Center, VT
" Yes "
 Conly, George W ~ unknown
1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "
 Cooper, John Wilburt ~ 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 Bmb 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 Inf
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 Inf Regt
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 Inf
66th Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
December 25, 1944
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "
 DeForge, Louis A ~ unknown
Corporal
899th Tank
Des Bn
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 Mnt Inf
10th Mnt Div
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
February 20, 1945
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" 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 "

Last Names starting with
" E "
( No Names Found )

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   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 James ~ unknown
Seaman
First Class
Navy
Lyndonville
Line Of Duty
August 3, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
 Germond, Edward T ~ SS PH Philippines
Private
First Class
172nd Inf
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
April 20, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Gervais, Norman H ~ unknown
Corporal
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Calvary
Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "
 Gray, Burnie Arthur ~ 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 Brandon ~ 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 Eng
Combat Bn
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 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 "

Last Names starting with
" I "
( No Names Found )

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   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 ~ unknown
Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1944
St. Johnsbury
Center Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, VT
" Yes "
 Kipp, Ralph Slayton ~ 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 Emile ~ PH New Guinea
Private
First Class
7th Mar
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 Inf
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 Grp
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 ~ Montana
2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
August 18, 1943
unknown
" 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 ~ unknown
Staff
Sergeant
172nd Inf
42nd Infantry Division
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
April 16, 1943
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" 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 "

Last Names starting with
" O "
( No Names Found )

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   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 Alon ~ unknown
Private
91st Recon Sqd
Air Force
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
July 13, 1943
Danville Green
Cemetery
Danville, VT
" Yes "
 Proia, Roy Henry ~ unknown
Private
Army
Caledonia County
Line Of Duty
1942
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 "

Last Names starting with
" Q "
( No Names Found )

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   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 ~ 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 Munn ~ 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 ~ PH France
Private
115th Inf
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 AB Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County
Missing In Action
June 30, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Trefren, Elmer L ~ PH Belgium
2nd
Lieutenant
92nd Inf
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
October 22, 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 "

Last Names starting with
" U "
( No Names Found )

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   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 "

Last Names starting with
" V "
( No Names Found )

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   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 Inf
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 Bn
8th Armored Division
Army
Caledonia County
Killed In Action
March 5, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Withers, Pelham Bidgood ~ 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 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 "

Last Names starting with
" X "
( No Names Found )

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   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 "

Last Names starting with
" Y "
( No Names Found )

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   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 "

Last Names starting with
" Z "
( No Names Found )

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Russ Pickett