Connecticuters

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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LAST UPDATE:

October 16, 2017

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Park County, Wyoming 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.


Park County had a total of:

" 29 "

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

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


     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Park 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 medals or not ....

They are all " HEROS " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !

No matter how they died or what medals they were awarded ....

" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !



Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" 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 ! "
" Eric Ackerman "  ~  For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Jeff Hall "
  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" John C. Anderson "  ~  " For his valuable help with documenting soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery "
" 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 ! "
" Steve S "  ~  " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines "


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 )

DSM = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility to any member of the military )

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 to 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

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

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.

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Park County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with

" A "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Best, Glen W ~ PH ~ Algeria ~
First
Lieutenant
531st Eng
Shore Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Died Of Wounds
Jul. 12, 1943
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Bever, Robert E ~ AM PH ~ Taiwan ~
Staff
Sergeant
501st Bmb Sqd
345th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
May 27, 1945
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Blackburn, Frank, Jr ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Nov. 19, 1942
Riverside Cemetery
Cody, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Brown, Hugh Edward, Jr ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima ~
Corporal
28th Mar Regt
5th Mar Div
Marine
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Mar. 4, 1945
Riverside Cemetery
Cody, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Brundage, William Allen ~ AM PH ~ Germany ~
First
Lieutenant
555th Bmb Sqd
386th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Oct. 7, 1944
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, Missouri
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Carpenter, Dale A ~ AM PH ~ Germany ~
Staff
Sergeant
568th Bmb Sqd
390th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Dec. 31, 1944
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Casey, Billy A ~ PH ~ Italy ~
Private
2nd SS Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Dec. 3, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Dugger, Harold Wayne ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Jarvis
Navy
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Aug. 9, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" E "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Farmer, Robert W ~ PH ~ Italy ~ n/a
Sergeant
517th Para Inf
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jun. 24, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Feyhl, Carl L ~ PH ~ Philippines ~
Private
First Class
27th Inf Regt
25th Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Died Of Wounds
Mar. 2, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Franklin, Billy Dean ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima ~
Private
23rd Mar Regt
4th Mar Div
Marine
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Feb. 28, 1945
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Freeman, Leonard C, Jr ~ n/a ~ Algeria ~
Second
Lieutenant
115th Sqd
57th AC Grp
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Sep. 25, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
 Fujioka, Teruo ~ PH* ~ France ~
    Killed the same day with Pfc Cike C. Kawano
    who served in the same unit! ( See Below )
Private
First Class
442nd Inf Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Nov. 6, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Fuqua, Allen Arlington ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Staff
Sergeant
354th Inf Regt
89th Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 8, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with

" G "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Hayami, Stanley Kunio ~ PH ~ Italy ~
Private
442nd Inf Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 23, 1945
Evergreen Cemetery
Los Angeles, California
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" I "

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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with

" J "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Kawano, Cike C ~ BS PH ~ France ~
    Killed the same day with Pfc Teruo "Ted" Fujioka
    who served in the same unit! ( See Above )
Private
First Class
442nd Inf Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Nov. 6, 1944
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 King, John V ~ SS* BS POW PH ~ Philippines ~
Major
Harbor Defenses
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Died While POW
Apr. 23, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Knight, Thomas A ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
358th Inf Regt
90th Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jun. 12, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Kopriva, Bruce P ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
320th Inf Regt
35th Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Mountview Cemetery
Billings, Montana
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 LaFollette, Benjamin W ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
126th Cav
Recon Sqd
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Feb. 27, 1944
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 McDonald, James S ~ BS POW PH ~ Philippines ~
Captain
41st Inf Regt
41st Phil Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Died While POW
Oct. 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Moore, Ray A ~ PH ~ Solomon Islands ~
Private
First Class
6th Mar Regt
2nd Mar Div
Marine
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jan. 27, 1943
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency, Montana
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" N "

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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Orosco, Jose V ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
First Class
143rd Inf Regt
36th Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Oct. 5, 1944
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" P "

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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with

" Q "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Rodriguez, Robert ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
72nd Inf Tng Bn
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
May 10, 1945
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" S "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Taketa, William H ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Private
First Class
442nd Inf Regt
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Apr. 28, 1945
Hillcrest Burial Park
Kent, Washington
" Yes "
 Thomas, William L ~ PH* ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Technical
Sergeant
128th Inf Regt
32nd Inf Div
Army
Park County, Wyoming
Died Of Wounds
Mar. 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" U "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Vanderhoff, Dean G ~ PH ~ Philippines ~ n/a
First
Lieutenant
419th Night
Ftr Sqd
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Dec. 15, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Way, Kenneth Karl ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Herring
Navy
Park County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Jun. 1, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wilson, Rollin Noble, Jr ~ n/a ~ South Carolina ~
Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Park County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Aug. 7, 1943
Riverside Cemetery
Cody, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

" X "

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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

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" Y "

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Rank
Branch
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with

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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett