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PFC Lawrence Lessard - Fallen

Lawrence Lessard
Oakwood Township, ND
County: Walsh
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: April 11, 1945
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division

Killed in action in the Netherlands.

Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. Received Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial State Capitol Grounds Bismarck North Dakota under the county of Walsh.

Memorialized at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

Lawrence Lessard


Service # 37287538
Rank Private First Class, U.S. Army
Unit 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
North Dakota
Date of Death April 11, 1945
Buried Plot J Row 15 Grave 13
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

From the Register of North Dakota Veterans WWII and Korea page 874:

LESSARD, LAWRENCE SN 37 287 538; born Oakwood
Twp, NDak 5 Jul 11; resident Walsh County, NDak;
entered AUS Ft Snelling, Minn 16 Jul 42; served European
African Middle Eastern Theater; KIA 11 Apr
45 Germany; PFC; buried in Plot J, Row 15, Grave
13, Netherlands, Holland.


From Fields of Honor database:

LESSARD, Lawrence

Servicenumber: 37287538


lessard lawrence 01




Age: 34
Born: 5 July 1911, North Dakota
Hometown: Oakwood Township, Walsh County, North Dakota
Family: Philias Lessard (father)
Edmond Lessard (brother)
Napoleon Lessard (brother)
Clara Lessard (sister)
Josephine Lessard (sister)
Augeanie Lessard (sister)
Lorette Lassard (sister)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 379th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 95th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: Not available
Unit – Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 11 April 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot J, Row 15, Grave 13
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: -


Source of information: Peter Schouteten, Terry Hirsch, www.abmc.govwww.wwiimemorial.comwww.ancestry.com - 1920-1940 Census / Headstone and Interment Record

Photo source: Peter Schouteten

Find a Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56300999/lawrence-lessard