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Sgt Henry Joseph "Hank" Gendron, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1920
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1944, Belgium

Henry known as Hank was the youngest of 4 children. He married Beatrice 'Pearl' Saulnier Sept 7, 1942 & then enlisted Oct 30, 1942. He was sadly missed by his family. These pictures were taken when he visited his hometown of Springfield, Mass shortly before his deployment.
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Inducted: Rhode Island
Rank: Sgt
Serv Branch: U.S. Army
3rd Tank Battalion 10th Armoured Division
Died: 30 Dec 1944
Awards: Silver Star
Purple Heart
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This article appeared in 'The Springfield Republican' :
"Local Soldier, Now Missing, Gets Citation.
Sergt Gendron Awarded Silver Star for Saving Trapped Tank Men.
Sergt Henry J. Gendron, Jr., 24, son of Henry J. Gendron of 16 Revere Street, missing in Belgium since December 16, has been awarded the Silver Star for his part in Saving the lives of tank corpsmen trapped in their burning tanks.
According to the citation accompanying the award he was on special mission when the plight of the tank crew members was discovered. At risk of his own life he aided in removing the men from the tanks and giving the treatment until medical aid could be secured." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Joseph Gendron (1876 - 1964)
  Catherine Teresa McCue Gendron (1875 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Madeline G. Pratt (1901 - 1982)*
  Arthur McCue Gendron (1907 - 1987)*
  Catherine Theresa Gendron Pierce (1911 - 1988)*
  Henry Joseph Gendron (1920 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HENRY J. GENDRON
SGT 3 TK BN 10 ARMD DIV
RHODE ISLAND DEC 30 1944


 
Note: My G-Uncle, anyone with additional info please contact me! Thanks
 
Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: E, Row 11, Grave 33
 
Maintained by: Mary
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56655373
Sgt Henry Joseph Hank Gendron, Jr
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Sgt Henry Joseph Hank Gendron, Jr
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Sgt Henry Joseph Hank Gendron, Jr
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