Gagnier

 

Sgt. Raymond Carl Gagnier


Born: 1914 - Joliet, Illinois

Parents: Guy R. Gagnier & Josephine Sambrook-Gagnier

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home: 

    - 513 Hannah Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois

        - family would move to Joliet, Illinois 

Education:

    - Field Stevenson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1934

            - left before class graduated

Occupation: Store manager - Western Auto and Tire Store

Enlisted:

    - 24 September 1941 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 36079796

Training: 

    - Fort Custer, Michigan

    - Camp Roberts, California

    - Fort Lewis, Washington

       - trained with jungle fighters

    - Australia

Unit: Company B, 163nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Battle of Biak Island, New Guinea

        - landed 26 May 1944

        - met his brother-in-law S/Sgt. Terry Churchill who was also on New Guinea

Killed in Action:

    - Biak Island, New Guinea

        - Americans attacked Ibdi Pocket

            - 6 June 1944

Buried:

    - Elmhurst Cemetery -  Joliet, Illinois

Medals:

    - Good Conduct Medal

    - Combat Infantry Medal

    - American Defense Medal

    - Victory Medal

    - Presidential Unit Citation

    - Purple Heart



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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