Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

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American Flag                    Grand Isle County                    Vermont Flag

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Completed

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

Last Update:

March 18, 2020

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.

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Grand Isle County had a total of:

" 12 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Grand Isle 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 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.

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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 )

            

" Grand Isle County - Listed alphabetically by Last Name "

   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 "

  Beck, Adrian
           ~ PH ~ Guam

Lieutenant
3rd Marine Division
Marines
Alburgh
Killed In Action
Jul. 21, 1944
Dartmouth
College Cemetery
Hanover, NH
" Yes "

  Bluto, Cecil E.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ Massachusetts
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
Army
Grand Isle County
Line Of Duty
October 6, 1943
Forest Hill
Cemetery
Fitchburg, MA
" Yes "

  Bruley, Holland J.
           ~ PH+ ~ Italy

Private
First Class
33rd F.A. Battalion
1st Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Missing In Action
Jul. 10, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  Corse, Wayne Y.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Grand Isle County
Line Of Duty
Aug. 21, 1944
South Hero
Cemetery
South Hero, VT
" Yes "
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  Faufaw, Milford A.
           ~ PH ~ Okinawa Coast
          " Family Link Included "

Signalman
Third Class
U.S.S. Kidd
Navy
Alburg
Missing In Action
Apr. 11, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
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  Lavigne, Elroy J.
           ~ N/A ~ United States

Sergeant
88th QM Corps
88th Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Line Of Duty
Aug. 23, 1943
South
Cemetery
North Hero, VT
" Yes "
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  Mitchell, Carlton E.
           ~ PH ~ Guam
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
22nd Marine Regiment
6th Marine Division
Marines
Alburg
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Mitchell, Harold K.
           ~ PH ~ Belgium
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
590th F.A. Battalion
106th Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Killed In Action
Dec. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
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  Patenaude, Theodore O.
           ~ PH+ ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
143rd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 9, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
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  Rocque, Francis L.
           ~ PH+ ~ Europe

Sergeant
26th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Died Of Wounds
Apr. 7, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
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  Saber, Joseph N.
           ~ PH ~ unknown
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
157th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Died Of Wounds
Oct. 8, 1943
St. Amadeus
Cemetery
Alburg Center, VT
" Yes "

  Santor, Edward M.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
13th Infantry Regiment
8th Infantry Division
Army
Grand Isle County
Killed In Action
Jan. 13, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )