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LAST UPDATE:

July 10, 2017

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of Soldiers & Sailors that gave their all to their State and Country during World War II that had close ties with the State of Vermont.  Soldier's of the armed forces, as well as Merchant Marines, are both included in this listing.

     I have created or found "online memorials" for these honored men and women using "Find A Grave".   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you can see the memorial that either I or someone else has 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.

     If you know where any of these men or women are interred, have a picture or more information about them please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" so that I can make an online memorial for them or add more information about them on their memorial.   This is just a small way of making sure these Soldiers, Sailors, and Merchant Marines that gave their all ARE REMEMBERED!!



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

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.


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Gerald Lamson Ayers ~ DSC PH ~ Solomon Islands ~
( Gerald was born in Vermont )
Brother of Sgt Richard William Ayers

Private
4th Mar
Raider Bn
Marines
Ohio
Killed In Action
Jul. 20, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" B "
" None Found "
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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Lucien C. Courcelle ~ PH ~ Germany ~
( Lucien was born in Vermont )
Brother of Sgt Frederick M Courcelle

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
New York
Killed In Action
Oct. 6, 1944
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

John F. Dillon ~ PH ~ Europe ~
( John was possibly from Vermont )

Second
Lieutenant
711th Bmb Sqd
447th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Vermont ??
Killed In Action
Apr. 12, 1944
Fort Leavenworth
National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
" Yes "

Thomas Winston DuBose ~ PH ~ unknown ~ n/a
( Thomas' wife was from Vermont )

Lieutenant
Junior
Grade
Navy
Illinois
Killed In Action
Sep., 1943
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Hillside, Illinois
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Thomas Edward Fraser ~ NC PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
( Vermont County Unknown )

Commander
U.S.S. Walke
Navy
Vermont
Missing In Action
Nov. 15, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Peter J. Hoblock, Jr. ~ PH ~ unknown ~ n/a
( Peter was born in Vermont )

First
Lieutenant
359th Inf
90th Inf Div
Army
New York
Killed In Action
Mar. 15, 1945
Saint's Peter & Paul
Cemetery
Granville, New York
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Herbert A LaFlamme ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
( Vermont County Unknown )

Lieutenant
U.S.S. Bismarck
Navy
Vermont
Missing In Action
Feb. 21, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph

 Kenneth Cameron Lobdell ~ PH ~ Tinian Island ~
( Kenneth was born & is interred in Vermont )

Second
Lieutenant
99th Bmb Sqd
9th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Delaware
Killed In Action
Mar. 30, 1945
Hartland
Village Cemetery
Hartland, Vermont
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Raymond Norman Michaud ~ PH ~ Luzon ~
( Raymond was born in Vermont )

Gunner's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S.
Cabot
Navy
Connecticut
Killed In Action
Nov. 25, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

John B. Miller ~ PH ~ unknown ~ n/a
( John was possibly from Vermont )

Second
Lieutenant
Army
Vermont ??
Killed In Action
unknown
" UNKNOWN "
" Yes "

Donald M. Ming ~ PH ~ unknown ~
    ( Donald was born in Vermont )

Private
50th Armd Inf
6th Armd Div
Army
Connecticut
Killed In Action
Feb. 23, 1945
Lakeside Cemetery
Island Pond Vermont
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Ralph Henry Pickett ~ PH ~ Wake Island ~
      ( Ralph was born in Vermont - He died on his birthday )

Private
1st Defense Bn
1st Mar Div
Marines
Michigan
Killed In Action
Dec. 23, 1941
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Alvin T. Rainey
PH ~ Europe ~
( Alvin was possibly born in Vermont )

Staff
Sergeant
7th Bmb Sqd
34th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Louisiana
Killed In Action
Jun. 6, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Clyde F. Robinson
PH France ~ N/a
( Clyde was born in Vermont )

Corporal
157th Inf
45th Inf Div
Army
Massachusetts
Killed In Action
Dec. 3, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Raymond Ansul Stockwell
n/a ~ Oregon ~
( Raymond was born in Vermont )

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
District Of Columbia
Line Of Duty
Jan. 6, 1942
Fort Lewis Cemetery
Fort Lewis, Washington
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Arthur J. Trudo
n/a ~ unknown ~
( Arthur was born in Vermont )

Private
First Class
597th AAA Bn
Army
Massachusetts
Line Of Duty
Apr. 1, 1945
Lakeview Cemetery
Burlington, Vermont
" Yes "


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" V "
" None Found "
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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

Marshall L. Wooster ~ n/a ~ Pacific ~
( County Of Residence Unknown )

unknown
Merchant Marines
Vermont
Line Of Duty
Aug. 18, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "

Warren Kenneth Wright ~ AM PH ~ Chichi Jima ~
( His parents resided in Saxtons River, Vermont )

Lieutenant
U.S.S. Yorktown
Navy
Georgia
Missing In Action
Jul. 4, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" Y "
" None Found "
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Name
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
( Notes )
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