Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

Grand Isle County

Completed


( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

Last Update:

September 9, 2015

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Grand Isle 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.


Grand Isle County had a total of:

" 12 "

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

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


     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Grand Isle 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.

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 "

" ShaneO " ~ " For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates 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 ~ ( Second occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Third occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Fourth occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )

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" ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )

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

MM = Awarded the "Mariner's Medal" ~ ( Awarded by the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )

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 United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

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"

PUC = Awarded a "Presidential Unit Citation"

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 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

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

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.


            


" Grand Isle County - Listed alphabetically by Last Name "


  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
" A "
" None 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 "
 Beck, Adrian ~ ~ PH ~ Guam
Lieutenant
Marines
Alburgh, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jul. 21, 1944
Dartmouth
College Cemetery
Hanover, New Hampshire
" Yes "
 Bluto, Cecil Edmond ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ Massachusetts
Private
First Class
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
unknown
Forest Hill Cemetery
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
" Yes "
 Bruley, Holland J ~ ~ PH* ~ Italy
Private
First Class
33rd FA Bn
1st Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Jul. 10, 1943
Sicily-Rome
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 "
 Corse, Wayne York ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Aug. 21, 1944
South Hero Cemetery
South Hero, 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
" D "
" None 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
" E "
" None 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 "
 Faufaw, Milford Almon ~ ~ PH ~ Okinawa Coast
Signalman
Third Class
U.S.S. Kidd
Navy
Alburg, Vermont
Missing In Action
Apr. 11, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" 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 "
 Last Names starting with
" G "
" None 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
" H "
" None 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
" I "
" None 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
" J "
" None 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
" K "
" None 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 "
 Lavigne, Elroy James ~ ~ n/a ~ United States
Sergeant
88th QM Corps
88th Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Aug. 23, 1943
South Cemetery
North Hero, 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 "
 Mitchell, Carlton Ethan ~ ~ PH ~ Guam
Private
First Class
22nd Mar
6th Mar Div
Marines
Alburg, Vermont
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Mitchell, Harold K ~ ~ PH ~ Belgium
Private
First Class
590th FA Bn
106th Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" 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
" N "
" None 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
" O "
" None 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 "
 Patenaude, Theodore O ~ ~ PH* ~ France
Staff
Sergeant
143rd Inf
36th Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 9, 1945
Epinal
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 "
 Last Names starting with
" Q "
" None 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 "
 Rocque, Francis L ~ ~ PH* ~ Europe
Sergeant
26th Inf
1st Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Apr. 7, 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 "
 Saber, Joseph N ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
157th Inf
45th Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Oct. 8, 1943
St. Amadeus Cemetery
Alburg Center, Vermont
" Yes "
 Santor, Edward M ~ ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
First Class
13th Inf
8th Inf Div
Army
Grand Isle County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jan. 13, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" 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
" T "
" None 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
" U "
" None 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
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 Last Names starting with
" V "
" None 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
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 Last Names starting with
" W "
" None 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
" X "
" None 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
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 Last Names starting with
" Y "
" None 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 "
" None Found "
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Russ Pickett