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Corp John A. "Jean" Bissonette
Birth: Aug. 27, 1905
Manchester
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1974
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Served in the U.S. Army 1927 - 1929.

Forgotten for 34 years.

One of four veterans whose abandoned remains had been sitting on a shelf in a New Hampshire funeral home. For whatever reason, their remains had not been claimed. CPL Bissonette's remains had been sitting on the shelf since 1974.

Through the efforts of the Phaneuf Funeral Home and Roger Desjardin, Director of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, they were finally laid to rest on 22 August 2008 with full military honors. Hundreds of people, from several states, attended the service to honor these four forgotten veterans.

Two of them were Korea veterans, one was a World War II veteran, and one served between World War I and World War II.

Now this "band of brothers" will rest, not on a shelf but with the dignity and respect they deserve, in graves next to each other, never to be forgotten again.

The others are:
Robert A. Caughey

John E. Davison

William J. Mitchell

 
 
Burial:
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
Boscawen
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Section: 1L Row: K Grave #: 75
 
Created by: D. J. Goldman
Record added: Aug 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29231918
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