|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1950|
Ernest was the nineteenth child and the youngest son of (Joseph) Edmond LeMay and (Marie) Josephine Corriveau; Born 19 October 1930 at 22 Cataract Street, Cohoes, Albany County, New York. Baptized same day at St Marie's Church, Cohoes, NY. He enlisted in the United States Army on 16 January 1948.
Cpl. Lemay served as a member of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's Honor Guard from September 1949-April 1950 in Japan, before being sent to Korea. Corporal Lemay was a member of Company C, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Ernest was taken prisoner 20 July 1950 while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea. He was part of the "Tiger Death March" group that were on the death march from Seoul, South Korea north to Hanjang-ni, North Korea, where he died in December 1950.
Corporal Lemay was awarded the following:
Prisoner of War Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Gold Star Lapel Button
Republic of Korea-Korean War Service Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
(Joseph) Edmond Lemay (1883 - 1966)
(Marie) Josephine Corriveau LeMay (1882 - 1968)
George Joseph Lemay (1912 - 1968)*
Omer Joseph LeMay (1917 - 1945)*
Ernest Lionel Lemay (1930 - 1950)
Note: This Memorial has been placed at the grave of his brother, Omer. If and when his remaines are located, they will be buried here.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: POW-MIA Korea. Memorial Marker was emplaced at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu,Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Section M, Grave 613 on 1 Dec 2011. GPS Location: Latitude: 21.312657 Longitude: -157.844924.
Maintained by: Marie A Langan
Originally Created by: NyFrancoAmerican
Record added: Apr 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7345812