Vermonter's
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

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American Flag                    Orange 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 19, 2020

In Memory


     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Orange 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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Orange County had a total of:

" 25 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Orange 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 Orange 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 )

            

Orange County, Vermont - Listed by Last Name

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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 "

  Allen, James J.
           ~ PH ~ France

Technician
Fifth Grade
703rd Tank
Destroyer Battalion
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jul. 12, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
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  Bailey, Albert H.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Wells River
Line Of Duty
Oct. 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Barnaby, George W.
           ~ DSC PH ~ Philippines
          " Family Link Included "

Corporal
172nd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jul. 15, 1943
Spring Road
Cemetery
Tunbridge, VT
" Yes "

  Bouskey, Francis O.
           ~ PH+ ~ Europe

Private
117th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Nov. 18, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
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  Comstock, Ralph V.
          N/A ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
377th Infantry Regiment
95th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Nov. 9, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Cook, Robert E.
          N/A ~ PH ~ Africa

Private
First Class
1st Medical Battalion
1st Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Mar. 31, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Covey, Harland H., Jr.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
201st A.A.A. Battalion
Coast Artillery Corps
Army
Orange County
Line Of Duty
Sep. 8, 1944
Sheldon Hill
Cemetery
New York
" Yes "
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  Denison, Alan G.
           ~ PH ~ Italy
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
Second Class
Navy
Washington
Killed In Action
Aug. 16, 1943
Maple Hill
Cemetery
Washington, VT
" Yes "

  Dexter, King F.
          N/A ~ PH ~ France

Sergeant
60th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
East Corinth
Cemetery
East Corinth, VT
" Yes "

  Dike, Lyman W.
           ~ PH ~ unknown
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
16th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Died Of Wounds
Mar. 27, 1945
Prospect
Cemetery
Vergennes, VT
" Yes "
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  Flint, Gardner W.
           ~ AM+ PH ~ Adriatic Sea

Staff
Sergeant
726th Bomber Squadron
451st Bomber Group
Air Force
Orange County
Missing In Action
Jun. 10, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
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  Greene, Frederick E.
           ~ N/A ~ Pacific

Private
26th
Field Hospital
Army
Orange County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 14, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
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  Hanson, Eugene E.
          N/A ~ PH ~ Solomon Islands

Private
First Class
172nd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jul. 10, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Howard, Arlington T.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Technician
Fifth Grade
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
1943
Pleasant Hill
Cemetery
Royalton, VT
" Yes "
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  L'Heureux, Roland R.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
168th Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jan. 5, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Lamarre, Leon A.
           ~ BS PH ~ unknown
          " Family Link Included "

Technical
Sergeant
47th Armored
Infantry Battalion
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Calvary
Cemetery
Massachusetts
" Yes "
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  Martin, George S.
           ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
          " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
21st Marine Regiment
3rd Marine Division
Marines
Williamstown
Killed In Action
Mar. 1, 1945
Williamstown
Village Cemetery
Williamstown, VT
" Yes "

  Milne, Edward G.
           ~ N/A ~ India
          " Family Link Included "

2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Orange County
Line Of Duty
Nov. 4, 1943
Wilson
Cemetery
Barre, VT
" Yes "
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  Oliver, Harvey C.
           ~ PH+ ~ Belgium

Private
41st Infantry Regiment
2nd Armored Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Dec. 24, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
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  Sleeper, Henry J.
           ~ PH ~ Europe

Corporal
915th F.A. Battalion
90th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jan. 11, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Smith, Arnold A.
           ~ AM PH ~ Pacific

Staff
Sergeant
499th Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
Air Force
Orange County
Missing In Action
Aug. 13, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Southworth, Paul W.
           ~ PH ~ Germany
          " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fourth Grade
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
1945
Post Mills
Cemetery
Post Mills, VT
" Yes "

  Spaulding, Ralph W.
           ~ PH ~ France
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
329th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Jul. 5, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Stoddard, Clifton F.
          N/A ~ PH ~ Germany
          " Family Link Included "

    Brother of:
    T/5 Vernon R. Stoddard
     of Orleans County, VT !

Private
309th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Division
Army
Orange County
Killed In Action
Dec. 13, 1944
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
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  Wheatley, Dwight C.
           ~ AM PH ~ Germany

Technical
Sergeant
567th Bomber Squadron
389th Bomber Group
Air Force
Orange County
Killed In Action
Oct. 19, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )