Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

Last Update:

March 10, 2017

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:

" 51 "

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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Adams, Graydon L
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
Med Dept
413th Inf
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Nov. 4, 1944
Woodlawn
National Cemetery
Elmira, New York
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Balch, William Walter
     PH Germany
Private
First Class
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
1945
Riverside Cemetery
Lunenburg, Vermont
" Yes "
 Barnes, Clifford Henry
     PH France
Private
First Class
119th Inf
30th Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Jul. 22, 1944
Groton Village
Cemetery
Groton, Vermont
" Yes "
 Blake, Foster Arnold
     AM** PH Germany
Staff
Sergeant
506th Bmb Sqd
44th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Apr. 11, 1944
Upper Plain Cemetery
Bradford, Vermont
" Yes "
 Boucher, Armand Eugene
     PH Okinawa
Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Evans
Navy
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Burbank, Lawrence Douglas
    South Dakota
     Sgt Roger G. Kellogg, Vermont, also died on same B-17.
Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
May 22, 1943
unknown
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Caplan, Myron Irving
     PH Iwo Jima
Private
25th Mar
4th Mar Div
Marines
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Killed In Action
Feb. 26, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Carraro, Dante
    PH Italy
Private
350th Inf
88th Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jul. 15, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Carrigan, Roland F
 AKA: Cazrigan, Rolland F
    Georgia
Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Jul. 7, 1942
New Saint
Joseph's Cemetery
Bedford, New Hampshire
" Yes "
 Carter, Donald Sullivan
     PH Italy
2nd
Lieutenant
30th Inf
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Feb. 10, 1944
Groton Village Cemetery
Groton, Vermont
" Yes "
 Cassady, Elwin F
     PH Pacific
2nd
Lieutenant
106th Inf
27th Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jun. 28, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Clifford, William F
     PH Belgium
Private
501st Para Inf
101st Arbn Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jan. 3, 1945
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Coburn, Stanley W
    unknown
Private
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1943
Hardwick Center Cemetery
Hardwick Center, Vermont
" Yes "
 Conly, George W
     unknown
1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Cooper, John Wilburt
     PH France, D-Day
1st
Lieutenant
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jun. 6, 1944
Lyndon Center Cemetery
Lyndon, Vermont
" Yes "
 Crane, Frank A
     POW PH Philippines
Technician
Fifth Grade
48th Mat Sqd
27th Bmb Wing
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died While POW
Jun. 6, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Cushman, Wilber R
     PH unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
172nd Inf
43rd Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Jul. 2, 1943
Grove Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Cyr, Normand M
     PH Italy
Private
7th Inf Regt
3rd Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Feb. 19, 1944
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Decell, Harold J
     PH English Channel
Private
First Class
262nd Inf
66th Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 25, 1944
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 DeForge, Louis A
     unknown
Corporal
899th Tank
Des Bn
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Dec. 21, 1944
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Devenger, Delmas J
     PH Italy
Private
First Class
85th Mnt Inf
10th Mnt Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Feb. 20, 1945
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Foster, Alfred C
     AM PH* unknown
Sergeant
344th Bmb Sqd
98th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Sep. 3, 1943
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Gaskin, Milton James
    unknown
Seaman
First Class
Navy
Lyndonville, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Aug. 3, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
 Germond, Edward T
    SS PH Philippines
Private
First Class
172nd Inf
43rd Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Apr. 20, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Gervais, Norman H
     unknown
Corporal
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1945
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Gray, Burnie Arthur
     England
2nd
Lieutenant
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1944
Lyndon Center Cemetery
Lyndon, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Hagan, George M
     PH Italy
Technical
Sergeant
344th Bmb Sqd
98th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Nov. 11, 1944
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Hardy, Albert V
     SM PH Italy
Corporal
343rd Bmb Sqd
98th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Missing In Action
May 1, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Heath, Willard Brandon
     PH Belgium
Private
505th Para Inf
82nd Arbn Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 21, 1944
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Hopper, Chester O
     PH France
Private
First Class
166th Eng
Combat Bn
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
1944
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Hudson, Kendall A
     PH unknown
Sergeant
331st Bmb Sqd
94th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jan. 5, 1945
Lyndon Center Cemetery
Lyndon, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Jones, Robert M
     AM PH Indonesia
First
Lieutenant
372nd Bmb Sqd
307th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 10, 1944
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Kennison, Wellington W
     unknown
Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1944
St. Johnsbury
Center Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Kipp, Ralph Slayton
     unknown
Sergeant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Sep. 9, 1942
Passumpsic Cemetery
Passumpsic, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Lacroix, Paul Emile
     PH New Guinea
Private
First Class
7th Mar
1st Mar Div
Marines
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "
 Lapanne, Paul W
     PH unknown
Private
172nd Inf
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Apr. 8, 1944
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Marcotte, John H
     BS PH unknown
Technical
Sergeant
1508th Eng Con
& Repair Grp
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Mar. 17, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Maynard, Ernest G
     PH unknown
Staff
Sergeant
367th Bmb Sqd
306th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Mar. 6, 1943
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" Yes "
 Merrow, David A
     PH unknown
Private
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
1944
St. John's Cemetery
Albany, Vermont
" Yes "
 Murphy, Ralph F
    Montana
2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Aug. 18, 1943
unknown
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Norcross, Clarence T
     unknown
Staff
Sergeant
172nd Inf
42nd Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Apr. 16, 1943
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Paine, Lester Alon
     unknown
Private
91st Recon Sqd
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Jul. 13, 1943
Danville Green Cemetery
Danville, Vermont
" Yes "
 Proia, Roy Henry
    unknown
Private
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
1942
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Roy, Woodrow W
     Florida
Technical
Sergeant
1st Bmb Sqd
9th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Oct. 3, 1943
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Stearns, Floyd Munn
    PH Near Luzon
Chief
Electrician's
Mate
U.S.S. Orestes
Navy
Ryegate, Vermont
Missing In Action
Dec. 30, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Sweet, Erwin R
    PH France
Private
115th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Jul. 30, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Toussaint, Armand
    PH unknown
Private
48th Mat Sqd
5th AB Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Jun. 30, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Trefren, Elmer L
     PH Belgium
2nd
Lieutenant
92nd Inf
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Oct. 22, 1944
Lyndon Center Cemetery
Lyndon, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Ward, Horace B
     PH unknown
Private
47th Inf
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Mar. 7, 1945
Danville Green Cemetery
Danville, Vermont
" Yes "
 Warren, Burleigh W
     AM unknown
Technical
Sergeant
412th Bmb Sqd
95th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Caledonia County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Jun. 14, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wheeler, Stewart F
     PH Germany
Technician
Fifth Grade
36th Tank Bn
8th Armd Div
Army
Caledonia County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Mar. 5, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" Z "
( No Names Found )
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