|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1930|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1952, South Korea|
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Wednesday, April 2, 1952
The Department of Defense has announced the seventh Fulton county Korean war casualty in a telegram Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. O'Neil GAGNON, route 2, Akron, notifying them of the death of their son, Pvt. Jesse GAGNON. The official notice, which will be followed by more details in a letter, stated that death was due to the collapse of a bunker. Pvt. Gagnon was born in Fulton county and graduated from the Akron high school. He was inducted into service by the Fulton County Selective Service Board about a year ago, received basic training at Camp Rucker, Ala., and sailed for overseas duty last December. Survivors include the parents, who reside northeast of Akron; two brothers and one sister. His father and an uncle, Arthur GAGNON, are employed at the Rochester Metal Products Co.
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Wednesday, May 21, 1952
The body of Pfc. Jesse E. GAGNON, 22, who died in Korea, March 22, 1952, will arrive in Akron at 2 p.m., Friday, via train and be taken to the Sheetz Funeral Home for a short while before removal to the home of his parents. The young man lost his life in the battle zone of Korea when the bunker in which he was sleeping collapsed. He entered the service Feb. 20, 1951, and took his basic training at Camp Rucker, Ala. Later on he took 10 weeks training at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and left the U. S. Dec. 14, 1951. He arrived at Camp Drake, Japan, Dec. 27, where he was shipped to Korea Jan. 2, 1952. Pfc. Gagnon was the son of O'Neal Fred and Mantie (LINEBRINK) GAGNON, born March 6, 1930, and spent all his life in the Akron vicinity. The family now resides four miles northeast of Akron in Kosciusko county. This is where the remains will be removed at 4 p.m. Friday. Besides the parents the other survivors are two brothers, David and Virgil [GAGNON]; two sisters, Rose and Linda [GAGNON[, all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse LINEBRINK, Akron. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., DST, Sunday, at the Silver Creek Church, with the Revs. D. L. SLA YBAUGH and Victor YEAKER in charge. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery with military services by the Akron American Legion Post.Y. T. C.; 4-H Club and a graduate of the class of 1948 of Akron High School. Members of this class will serve as pall bearers. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, prior to the services.
O'Neal Fred Gagnon (1905 - 1994)
Mamie Mae Linebrink Gagnon (1909 - 1997)
Jesse Edward Gagnon (1930 - 1952)
David Gagnon (1938 - 2013)*
Martha Lucille Gagnon (1940 - 1940)*
Ind Pfc 1 Field Arty Obsr Bn Korea PH,
Mar 6, 1930 - Mar 22, 1952
Silver Creek Cemetery
Plot: Row 9
Maintained by: Smith
Originally Created by: Cecil Nickell
Record added: Feb 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66047377
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